An225 From Israel, joined May 2005, 175 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
I did a quick search on this topic but could not find any threads, so here goes...
it is known that at hub airports there are peak operations and dead time in between when operations run at low gear. Or even no ops at all (e.g., night curfews).
I wondered how does the airport, from a planning perspective categorize these time periods?
I made a short list that goes like this:
1 05:01-09:30 Morning
2 09:31-12:00 Day
3 12:01-16:00 Noon
4 16:01-18:00 Afternoon
5 18:01-00:00 Evening
6 00:01-05:00 Night
Is it a correct clustering?
Is it different in the "real world"? If so, how does it look?
Had a brief look and afraid I can't find any information for any other UK airports. This is from a NOTAM which is currently published until the end of the summer season. I would imagine that at an airport such as LHR it's unnecessary seeing as it's operating at capacity. However LHR night restrictions apply from 2300-0700 local time.
david_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7260 posts, RR: 14 Reply 3, posted (3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1816 times:
This is what MAN states:
"Off-Peak Period for FY13/14 the following time periods are classified as Off-Peak; 05:30 to 06:59, 13:00 to 15:59 and 19:00 to 22:59. For Freight Aircraft the Off-Peak Periods are 05:30 to 06:29, 10:00 to 15:59 and 20:00 to 22:59."
doesn't quite line up with 23L/05R opening times which are currently 06:30-10:30 and 13:00-20:00 (slighty extended hours of operation from Mondays to Fridays until October!)
Quoting An225 (Reply 2): How do the CAA name the other time periods?
Think it's generally
"Shoulder" presumably being the hour or two just before and just after the peak period