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Suggested Citation:"References." 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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A-4 Guidebook for developing Ramp Control Facilities Topic Questions Response CONSIDERATION TOPIC: EFFICIENCY 1. If gate adjacency is an efficiency concern, how would you characterize the significance of the airport’s gate adjacency issues? Significant most of the time Significant some of the time Not significant 2. If ramp congestion affects the efficiency of a single dominant air carrier, is the air carrier considering ramp control? Yes No 3. How many hours throughout the day does ramp congestion occur and affect efficiency? 6 or more hours 2–6 hours Less than 2 hours Seasonal ______________ Table A-2. Step 2—scope the problem. Step 2—Scope the Problem The questions listed in Table A-2 aid the user in determining how significant the ramp control- related challenges are and how many local stakeholders are impacted by these challenges. Table A-1. (Continued). 17. If implementation of “common-use” gates is an administrative concern, how will this affect current gate assignment procedures? Air carriers with leased gates will continue to manage the activity for their gates, remaining gates will be assigned by the airport operator Air carriers with leased gates will have priority use of their gates, airport operator will manage gate assignment for all gates Airport operator will manage gate assignment for all gates a. If air carrier request for implementation of ramp control is an administrative concern, which flight operators are requesting the service? o Multiple air carriers representing at least half of the airport’s activity o Single (dominant) air carrier representing a significant percentage of the airport’s activity o Single or multiple air carriers that do not represent at least half of the airport’s activity b. Are there siting issues that affect ATC’s ability to authorize departure to push from or arrivals to proceed to their gate? o Yes o No i. If yes, how has this affected the operation? o ATC is unable to see the gates, therefore would prefer to avoid authorizing pushback from or taxi in to their gate o No impact o Other: _____ Topic Questions Response

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