Category
Ground Operations
Supervisor
Gabriel Lodewijks
Status
Future
Level
PhD
MSc
Airfield

At airports the gate allocation of aircraft is independent of the runways that are in use at the time of arrival of an aircraft. That may lead to long taxi times and an inefficient use of the available gates. This leads to unnecessary environmental pollution and inefficient turn-around processes. This project investigates gate allocation procedures currently available and determines the effect of flexible gate allocation based on the operational circumstances at specific times. A simulation study will be required.