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Title: Estimating the costs for the airport operator and airlines of a drone-related shutdown: an application to Frankfurt international airport
Author: Wendt, Philippe
Voltes Dorta, Augusto
Suau Sánchez, Pere
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: drone attack
airport closure
cost estimation
passenger recovery
Issue Date: 8-Jul-2020
Publisher: Journal of Transportation Security
Citation: Wendt, P., Voltes-Dorta, A. & Suau-Sánchez, P. (2020). Estimating the costs for the airport operator and airlines of a drone-related shutdown: an application to Frankfurt international airport. Journal of Transportation Security, 13(1-2), 93-116. doi: 10.1007/s12198-020-00212-4
Also see: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12198-020-00212-4
Abstract: Commercially-acquired drones threaten airport operations due to limited knowledge of airspace safety regulations or deliberate action by drone operators. This study aims to determine whether the investment cost of a drone-defence system can be justified in relation to the financial cost of a drone-related shutdown. To that end, a case study of Frankfurt Airport is carried out with simulations of different disruptions during a peak-activity period similar to the 2018 Gatwick drone incident. With data on passenger traffic and airline schedules, we developed a passenger recovery algorithm to determine the amount of delays caused by the disruptions and the costs for the airport operator and the airlines. Results show that the investment in a drone-defence system is offset by the costs of a 48-h continued closure or several smaller closures, but since the largest share of costs is borne by the airlines, investments should be shared between both stakeholders.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/128692
ISSN: 1938-7741MIAR
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