A Note on Runway Capacity Definition and Safety

Document Type : Technical note


Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Zip 14588, Tehran, Iran


The following is a discussion on the different aspects of the term capacity as well as a brief look at the commonly used capacity definitions in industrial and operations engineering in general and in Civil Aviation in particular. We maintain that quality factors (including more specifically here, safety) must be explicitly considered in runway capacity definition, and accordingly, we provide a revision on previous perspectives.


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Volume 5, Issue 4 - Serial Number 4
January 2012
Pages 240-244
  • Receive Date: 06 May 2010
  • Revise Date: 08 October 2010
  • Accept Date: 15 May 2011
  • First Publish Date: 01 January 2012