Model-Based Remote Runway Solution for a Congested Airport: Mexico City Airport Case

P.M. Scala, M.A. Mujica Mota

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The airport of Mexico City is suffering from congestion problems during part of the day. For that reason the government announced the construction of a complete new one which is supposed to be operative in 2020 in its first phase. However the economic downturn in the country jeopardize the complete project besides other technical issues; for that reason it is important to have intelligent alternatives that allow to invest in a progressive fashion so that the investments are not lost or end up in useless infrastructure. The current work explores the option of using a remote runway in the location of the new airport so in case the original project is delayed or even cancelled the objective of absorbing more traffic is still achieved. The results indicate that the proposed infrastructure allows the growth of the airport while the operational indicators are not in bad shape as taxi times are similar to those in airports with remote runways such as Schiphol in The Netherlands.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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