Beijing Capital International Airport

Creation of a simulation model as part of a larger runway and taxiway system optimization project at the Capital international Airport of Beijing

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Added value

Provide highly realistic inputs through the use of the data collection tool (SAFETY LINE). Assess infrastructure developments and measure the expected increase in performance. Assess possible scenarios for work on the taxiways to determine the impacts on service levels (waiting times, taxi routes, aircraft involved) and validate the phasing of the work.


Beijing International Airport is now reaching capacity saturation. Pending the opening of Beijing's new Daxing Airport (45 MPPA), the current airport is facing traffic saturation. This saturation disrupts the desired service and performance levels. The airport authorities were therefore looking for a way to simulate airside traffic in order to test the best scenarios for optimizing aircraft traffic on the ground (traffic rules + new infrastructure). 

The client had two priority requests:

  • Identification of congestion areas, proposals for improvements, comments on solutions proposed by airport authorities;

  • Performance simulation for the implementation of each work phase. 

  • The client also requested performance simulation after implementation of the improvements (for each scenario and for combined scenarios).

  • The client wanted the work to be phased to minimize the impact on operations.

  • The client requested a rough analysis of the costs of implementing the improvements. 

Our solution

Our recommendation was to consider 3 runways.

Key numbers

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6 weeks of radar recording
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