airblue
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New York Air Traffic

Sun Jun 17, 2001 10:25 pm

Does anyone know actually which is the maximum capacity of moviment per hour in JFK, EWR and LGA??

Thanks to everyone
 
highflyer16
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RE: New York Air Traffic

Mon Jun 18, 2001 5:29 am

Check out this website, Airblue. It gives capacity benchmarks for the 31 major airports in the country, along with some traffic stats. All three New York Airports are there.
http://222.faa.gov/events/benchmarks/

Enjoy!

And yep, you guessed it right, all three NYC airports handle way more than their capacity. Surprise, surprise!
 
airblue
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RE: New York Air Traffic

Mon Jun 18, 2001 9:05 pm

Thanks a lot Highflyer16 Smile

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RE: New York Air Traffic

Tue Jun 19, 2001 12:46 am

A while ago, National Geographic Channel, (re)aired a documentary called 'Near Miss'. I think this also should have been aired by something called 'The Learning Channel' or so (I don't know this TV channel, since I live in Belgium, Europe). It reported about the air traffic in the New-York Area, and about the life of the controllers over there. I can only tell you that I was amazed by the amount of traffic handled each day by JFK, Newark and LaGuardia.

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mightyfalcon
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RE: New York Air Traffic

Tue Jun 19, 2001 5:48 am

Yes, the amount of traffic an air traffic controller (ATCO) can take is amazing but the tower controller is not the busiest one: sure he (or she) gets lots of traffic but all sequenced, one behind another under speed control.
The busiest controller is the one working in a TRACON as he is the one doing the sequence: he gets traffic coming from everywhere and has to get it in line!
But please, do me a favor, DO NOT take the movie "Pushing Tin" as an example of what's being an ATCO; althought some parts look credible, this movie is full of mistakes and "cowboy stuff"!!

Kind Regards.
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RE: New York Air Traffic

Tue Jun 19, 2001 6:23 am

"Pushing Tin" was a horrible movie from many angles.