Rule Based Aircraft Performance System
Metin Zontul

Metin Zontul, Department of Software Engineering, Istanbul Aydin University, and Istanbul, Turkey.
Manuscript received on August 02, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on August 26, 2013. | Manuscript published on September 05, 2013. | PP: 93-97 | Volume-3, Issue-4, September 2013. | Retrieval Number: D1776093413/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: For aircrafts, there are many rules for takeoff and landing performance calculations. These rules are defined according to aircraft configuration, MEL/CDL items, Turn Procedures, Airport and Obstacle Database and Weather Conditions. In this study, a general database is created to include all kinds of aircraft, airport information and rules effecting aircraft performance. The rules include aircraft configuration, MEL/CDL items and external conditions. Rules can be simple or complex in such a way that composite conditions can be used all together and simple rules can be combined in a complex rule. This study is different from other studies in that all aircraft types can be combined in a single server based database systems and rule checking process is very dynamic and flexible. This server database can be extended to create national or international aircraft and airport information system in the future. Besides the advantages of operational safety resulting from making point calculation instead of conventional calculations, with the implementation of this system fuel conservation, emissions of CO2 decrement, aircraft engine health management are achieved.
Keywords: Aircraft Performance, EFB Database, Performance Rule, Rule Based System.