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CEE 5614: Analysis of Air Transportation Systems Fall 2011 Assignment 4: Air Transportation Systems Analysis Date Due: October 17, 2011 Instructor: Trani Problem 1 The National Airspace System is a complex system with thousands of commercial flights each day. The file nasOperations_2011.xls contains a sample of the activities that happened in the NAS on December 20, 2008. The header and a few flights are illustrated in Table 1. Table 1. Sample NAS Flights File. Examine operations in the NAS performed using wide-body transport aircraft represented by the Boeing 767 family (models B762, B763, B764 and B767) and Airbus A330 family represented by the following models: A330, A332, and A333. a) Find cruise flight levels assigned to all modern wide-body aircraft stated above and establish a possible correlation between cruise flight level and distance flown. Plot and find the best fit model. Explain the trends observed. b) For the aircraft fund in Part (a), create a histogram representing the stage length flown by the aircraft vs frequency of operations flying a given range of distances. I suggest you partition the range of distances
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