Taxi-out time prediction at Mohammed V Casablanca Airport

Douae Zbakh, Amina El Gonnouni, Abderrahmane Benkacem, Mohammed Said Kasttet, Abdelouahid Lyhyaoui


Airports are vital for global connectivity. However, the increasing volume of air travel has presented significant challenges in airport managing. Accurate predictions of taxi-out times (TXOT) offer potential to enhance airport performance, minimize delays, optimize airline schedules, and enhance customer satisfaction. This paper focuses on developing a machine learning model to forecast taxi-out times at Mohammed V Airport. Historical taxiing data from various airports will be analyzed to predict taxi-out times based on diverse runway-stand combinations and congestion levels. we used neural network (NN), support vector machines (SVM), and regression tree (RT) in order to create a real-time model that forecasts TXOT and congestion levels for different runway-stand combinations. The result showed that the NN model outperformed other forecasting models when their performances are compared using the mean absolute percentage error, root mean square error as accuracy measures.


Aerodrome, Airport operation, Neural network, Prediction, Regression tree, Support vector machines, Taxi-out time

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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