With this glossary we would like to give short, basic explanations and definitions for important and frequently used terms in the fields of Analysis, Runway and Terminal Capacity Assessment and Airport Simulation/Allocation. These are based on our experience of practical application in the industry. We would be happy to provide you with more detailed definitions and further explanations. Please feel free to contact us.
Declared capacity is defined as the limit on the maximum traffic flow that an airport can accept taking into account the airport system as a whole (TMA, runway system, taxiways, parking areas, terminal, road and rail access) and certain external constraints (environment, noise, political constraints, etc.).
The declared capacity is therefore an administratively determined measure that limits the accessibility of the airport. It is the basis for the relevant decision-making bodies to allocate slots to airlines and is below the technical capacity.
Declared capacity is stated as the total number of landings and take-offs per hour but also for smaller time intervals as 30min or 10min in order to enhance operational flexibility. Especially if the technical limits of the capacity are to be reached, detailed simulation-based evaluations are necessary to achieve the optimum values for the Declared Capacity.
CAST Aircraft simulation is widely used and recommended by the Slot Coordination Authorities to determine the technical components for the Declared Capacity and also complies with EU recommendations to use commonly accepted technical methods.
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