Friday, December 15, 2006

Supply and Demand -- ORD

If I got you to think a little about airport arrival rates yesterday, here’s another piece of the puzzle to plug into the equation.

"Normally, the morning arrival rate for O’Hare’s three runways is 96 aircraft per hour. But the radar outage has meant that controllers sequencing approaches from the Chicago Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility in Elgin, Ill., have had to put more space between planes for safety, cutting the arrival rate to 60 aircraft per hour."

If you’re real industrious, you can go to this site and check out the demand at Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

Even if you’re not an aviation-minded individual, you’ll be fascinated by this animation.

Don Brown
December 15, 2006

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