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It is unreasonable to assume that a busier airport has a higher rate of fatalities compared to a smaller airport. There is just no logical reason to think so. The total number of fatalities may well be higher simply because there is a larger number of flights, but I know that is not what you are asking. You might think that busier airports would have more ...


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As a general average, Chicago O'Hare (KORD) seems to do somewhere between 1.5 and 2 operations per minute (so roughly one takeoff or landing every 30-40 seconds). I based this on data from the FAA's Air Traffic Activity Data System - Terminal Operations report, and specifically looked at November 23 through November 30 of 2014 (17835 operations, over 8 days ...


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Definition There are two key performance indicators that are used to measure the key performance area 'airport capacity': Peak arrival [declared] capacity Peak arrival throughput. What is the capacity of 2 near parallel runways? It depends if the 2 runways are operated in mixed or segregated mode. For the US, the two active runway case average value (47) ...


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At any given moment they are generally one direction as planes cant really turn around like cars but the taxi way its self can typically support traffic in either direction. Airports do have a "flow" to them but it depends on the runway they are using as well as the direction of departure of that runway. If the wind shifts and the approach is taken from the ...


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ATC has to keep planes a minimum distance apart, and that distance increases as weather gets worse. You could fairly easily calculate from the required spacing in each case to get an expected arrival rate, but the real world never works exactly as planned. The numbers in that table have almost certainly been "adjusted" to make them agree with experience.


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