Enea, Gabriele and Figurelli, Lucrezio and Giuntella, Giovanni Osea (2010): The Economic Benefit of Data-Communication Technology on the New York Metroplex Area.
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The aim of this paper is to estimate the economic benefit for the New York Metroplex area of the controller-to-pilot communication standard known as Data-Communication. RAMS simulation software was first used to evaluate the potential impact of the new technology on airport operations in the three airports of LaGuardia, Newark and John F. Kennedy. The new technology would allow for a greater number of operations and reduce the average hourly workload for air traffic controllers. We employ a two steps procedure. First, we estimate a benefit function per number of hourly operations. Second, using the empirical distribution of hourly operations and the benefit function found in step one, we compute the average daily benefit from the technology as the reduced cost from delays plus the net effect on controllers workload due to its implementation. The procedure is applied at each airport individually and to the metroplex area as a whole. Our estimates show that the introduction of Data-Comm would yield significant savings in the New York Metroplex area.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||The Economic Benefit of Data-Communication Technology on the New York Metroplex Area|
|English Title:||The Economic Benefit of Data-Communication Technology on the New York Metroplex Area|
|Keywords:||air transportation, congestion|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L9 - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities > L93 - Air Transportation
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R4 - Transportation Systems > R41 - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
|Depositing User:||Giovanni Giuntella|
|Date Deposited:||26. Jul 2010 02:08|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 23:21|
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