Development and Simulation of Priority Based Control Strategies of Ground Vehicles Movements on the Aerodrome

  • David WeigertEmail author
  • Alina Rettmann
  • Iyad Alomar
  • Juri Tolujew
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 879)


Performance indicators to measure delay and delay improvement within the system are the non-operation period of an aircraft, the distance and time by ground vehicles needed to get to their assigned task. Due to the rising number of passengers within the next years, the effectiveness of these indicators needs to rise. A conceptual model was built with the help of Kuhn’s process chain model, which was used as a basis for the following rough calculation. The rough calculation contains time for necessary tasks at an airport as well as data about aircrafts, which departure and arrive at Riga International Airport. This paper focuses on the development and computer simulation of priority based control strategies for improving turnaround times of aircrafts at the apron of the Riga International Airport.


Ground vehicle movement Apron simulation Prioritization of vehicles 



This work has been supported by the ALLIANCE project ( and has been funded within the European Commission’s H2020 Programme under contract number 692426. This paper expresses the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the European Commission. The European Commission is not liable for any use that may be made of the information contained in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Weigert
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alina Rettmann
    • 1
  • Iyad Alomar
    • 2
  • Juri Tolujew
    • 1
  1. 1.Fraunhofer IFFMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Transport and Telecommunication InstituteRigaLatvia

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