A METHOD TO CALCULATE THE RISK OF FORCED LANDING DUE TO ALL RUNWAYS OF AN AIRFIELD BEING BLOCKED

Authors
  1. Cotterill, D.S.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
A simple recursive method is given to calculate the risk that aircraft may be forced to land due to shortage of fuel when all the runways of an airfield are blocked by wrecked or stalled aircraft. It is shown that this risk is negligible for a first-class airfield under peacetime conditions. With war-damaged runways the risk justifies calculations. The result is that the rate at which aircraft movements can be scheduled depends upon how quickly damaged aircraft can be removed from the runways.
Keywords
Aircraft landing areas
Report Number
DAOR-STAFFNOTE-85/3 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1985
Number of Pages
6
DSTKIM No
85-01438
CANDIS No
46250
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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