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Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities (2017)

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Suggested Citation:"Chapter 5 - Summary." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/24668.
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Questions Associated with Steps 1–3 A-3 Table A-1. (Continued). (continued on next page) a. If new construction creates or worsens efficiency, when will the construction impact efficiency? _____ b. If new construction creates or worsens efficiency, which efficiency concern is expected to be affected? o Gate adjacency o Ramp congestion o Holding pads in the ramp area o Demand/capacity imbalance o Terminal complexity CONSIDERATION TOPIC: ADMINISTRATIVE 16. What is causing your administrative concerns? Potential implementation of “common-use” gates for all or select gates/concourses Air carriers request to implement ramp control FAA decision to no longer issue pushback instructions for departures in the non- movement area Other: _____ 13. If accidents or incidents between aircraft on the ramp are a safety concern, during which phase of movement do they occur? Pushback Taxi/marshal in Movement in the ramp area Other: _____ 14. If accidents or incidents between aircraft on the ramp are a safety concern, what are the contributing factors? Gate adjacency Wingtip clearance Insufficient coordination between airplane operations on the ramp Aircraft infringing on the airport movement area Personnel error: _______ Equipment: _____ CONSIDERATION TOPIC: CONSTRUCTION 15. What is causing your construction concerns? New construction that may create or worsen efficiency New construction that is not expected to create or worsen efficiency New construction that will obscure FAA ATCT line of sight to some gates Topic Questions Response

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