Int. J. of Aviation Management   »   2013 Vol.2, No.1/2



Title: Identification of key aircraft and operational parameters affecting airport charges


Authors: Kay Plötner; Philipp Wesseler; Peter Phleps


Bauhaus Luftfahrt E.V., Lyonel-Feininger-Strasse 28, 80807 München, Germany
Bauhaus Luftfahrt E.V., Lyonel-Feininger-Strasse 28, 80807 München, Germany
Technische Universität München, Boltzmannstr. 15, 85748 Garching b. München, Germany


Abstract: For the analysis and assessment of new air transport concepts, operating costs are one of the most important metrics. However, most hither to published methods are either outdated or limited functional sensitivities: especially when it concerns airport charges. Only a few methods take such important charges into account. Therefore, this paper focuses on the investigation of those more esoteric airport charges with intent to the identify aircraft and operational specific key parameters. The outcome of this study was the identification of main parameters and to establish values which are easily available and applicable for air transport concept assessment in the early conceptual design phase. The scope of work was based on 425 airports with their individual charge components. In total, nine different charge elements were identified and their impact globally determined in a quantitative sense in dependency on aircraft and operational parameters.


Keywords: airport charges; operating cost; landing charges; conceptual design; air transport concepts; aircraft parameters; operational parameters; key parameters.


DOI: 10.1504/IJAM.2013.053051


Int. J. of Aviation Management, 2013 Vol.2, No.1/2, pp.91 - 115


Available online: 03 Apr 2013



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