Air traffic forecasting is important as it helps stakeholders to plan their budgets and facilities. Thus, three most commonly used forecasting models were compared to see which model suited the air passenger traffic the best. General forecasting equations were also created to forecast the passenger traffic. The equations could forecast around 6.0% growth from 2015 onwards. Another study sought to provide an initial work for determining a theoretical airspace load with relevant calculations. The air traffic was simulated to investigate the current airspace load. Logical and reasonable results were obtained from the modelling and simulations. The current utilization percentages for airspace load per hour and the static airspace load in the interested airspace were found to be 6.64% and 11.21% respectively. Our research also studied how ADS-B would affect the time taken for aircraft to travel. 6000 flights departing from and landing at the airport were studied. New flight plans were simulated with improved flight paths due to the implementation of ADS-B, and flight times of all studied flights could be improved.
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Z. W. Zhong ; Saiful Ridhwan Salleh ; W. X. Chow and Z. M. Ong
Studies of air traffic forecasts, airspace load and the effect of ADS-B via satellites on flight times
", Proc. SPIE 9991, Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications II, 99910B (October 21, 2016); doi:10.1117/12.2241978; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.2241978