European airline delay cost reference values

Cook, Andrew J. and Tanner, Graham (2011) European airline delay cost reference values. Project Report. EUROCONTROL Performance Review Unit. (Unpublished)

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This report is an update and extension of work published in 2004, also produced by the University of Westminster. This new report takes into account, as far as possible, relevant changes in the economic and regulatory environment since the earlier work. Whilst account has also been taken of the limited literature since 2004, the authors are not aware of any other new work comprehensively addressing European airline delay costs. Cost comparisons between the values reported earlier and the 2010 values are in unadjusted Euros, unless stated otherwise. The report is designed as a reference document for European delay costs incurred by airlines, both at the strategic (planning) and tactical stages. Quantifying these costs is essential to the objectives of SESAR, offering future solutions to the airspace user, which are focused on the “best business outcome”?. It includes extensive tabulations of costs and guidelines on how to use them. The results may be used by airline operators to gain operationally meaningful insights into typical European delay costs, a pre-requisite of delay cost management, including trade-offs between delays in different phases of flight (e.g. en-route and at-gate) and for a range of specific aircraft types and cost scenarios, reflecting different airline cost bases. The results may equally be used by policy makers and airspace managers and designers to quantify the benefits of improved service delivery (such as more direct routes, fewer aircraft delays at-gate, etc.). Assigning these costs is complex and draws on a wide range of disciplines, with relatively little published elsewhere with regards to quantifying European costs. A number of the costs modelled necessarily draw on expert judgement and assumptions, based on published statistics and robust data wherever possible. This report has been circulated to airlines and other stakeholders for feedback and many key aspects have been presented at major air transport conferences. Nevertheless, as with any such research, some caution is indicated in the use of the findings: such limitations and the need for further work are identified in the text.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment > Architecture and the Built Environment, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2011 09:30
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 15:20

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