General Aviation Airport Programs
Minimizing delays for smaller airports and improving capacity utilization for seasonal demand peaks
General Aviation Airport Program (GAAP) extends the benefits of demand management through Ground Delay Programs (GDP) to smaller airports that typically have large amounts of unscheduled traffic. GAAP programs, assign arrival slots to minimize delay for known flights. Unused capacity is reserved for flights that file flight plans at a later time. When such flights appear, they are assigned departure times that control the flow into the airport at the planned capacity rate. The GAAP capability is used to manage airports that have frequent arrival need for demand management, such as Las Vegas, for airports with seasonal demand, such as Aspen, and for airports near special events such as a Super Bowl.