Sequencing of Arrival Aircraft with Operational Constraints

Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 186)


At most airports around the world landings are assigned based on the first come, first served rule. Limited airport capacity and environmental issues have called for better sequencing strategies. New technologies can be helpful, but hardware approaches require significant time and resources before the actual implementation. This research investigates possible fuel savings obtained only by re-sequencing of arrival aircraft. This novel re-sequencing method consists of a set of rules obtained after analyzing the statistical performance of several suggested guidelines. It is concluded that refining only the landing sequencing operations can lead to average fuel savings of 2.8 % of the total fuel consumed during the descent.


Arrival sequence Descent Fuel saving Guidelines Optimization Terminal area 



This work been partially supported by the University of Tokyo Global COE Program, Global Center of Excellence for Mechanical Systems Innovation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana Andreeva-Mori
    • 1
  • Shinji Suzuki
    • 1
  • Eri Itoh
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Air Traffic Management DepartmentElectronic Navigation Research Institute (ENRI)TokyoJapan

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