The airport can be divided into two parts in terms of service functions: airside and landside. The airside includes the runways, taxiways, aircraft stands etc. which belongs to the airport’s controlled areas. The airport’s airside capacity greatly affects the airport’s operational efficiency. As the airport’s airside capacity is affected by many complex factors, it is therefore necessary to use
specialized tools for analysis to achieve systematic evaluation and planning, identify airside operation bottlenecks and thus reduce delays in order to achieve highly efficient airside operations. Existing airside capacity evaluation software packages from abroad are expensive, and with the commercial value of these technologies usually not disclosed, we are therefore unable to comprehensively
understand these software packages. Besides, these software packages are often exorbitantly priced and their functions may not fullymeet our country’s needs. We therefore must develop these core technologies locally.
This project is the 1st year of a 2-year study. Based on the airport airspace system simulation technology which our institute completed in 2018, the simulation systems for both runways and airport stands integrate the operation methods and waiting theories related to flight operations and airside operations. The simulation system for the taxiways uses mathematical planning to set up both
taxiway scheduling models and taxiway line up models with event simulations as the time advancement principle in repeated roundsm of calculations. This innovative development allows our nation to independently master the core technologies pertaining to evaluating and analyzing the airside capacity of single-runway airports, thus clarifying and expressing the parameters under which the capacity evaluation scenario were completed under. We were therefore able to complete Taipei Songshan Airport’s airside capacity evaluation under existing conditions through scenario analyses.
The results of this study can be used as a policy evaluation tool to evaluate and comprehensively understand individual airside facilities such as the airport runways, taxiways, aircraft stands, and overall airside capacity. These could serve to analyze airside capacity across various situations and allow the CAA (Taiwan) and Taoyuan International Airport Corporation to improve their
planning evaluation and make operation adjustments to allow the digitization and modular development of airport airside facility management, thereby improving the operational efficiency of our international gateway airport and meeting the long-term development needs of the airport.