Dynamic semi-mixed mode runway configuration planning and runway scheduling

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An imbalance of the arrival and departure rate causes inefficient runway usage in airport capacity management. Dynamic runway configuration allows air traffic control to adjust the configuration of the switch mode runways in order to cope with the latest air and airport traffic situation. In practice, not all the runways can be designed as switch mode runways due to terrain constraints. Therefore, we consider the situation of a semi-mixed mode runway setting, which implies that several runways are configured for purely landing or take-off operation, while several runways are set to switch mode operation. In this paper, the formulation of the coordination of dynamic runway configuration planning and aircraft sequencing and scheduling problem under semi-mixed mode operation is proposed. The test instance followed the traffic pattern of Hong Kong International Airport. The results show that dynamic runway configuration planning and semi-mixed runway design can further enhance runway capacity.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event48th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, CIE 2018 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 Dec 20185 Dec 2018


  • Dynamic runway configuration
  • Runway scheduling
  • Semi-mixed-mode-runways systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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