SYSTEMS APPROACH TO AIRPORT PASSENGER TERMINAL PLANNING

THE OBJECTIVE IS DEFINED AS THE PROVISION OF TRANSFER FACILITIES BETWEEN AIRCRAFT AND GROUND TRANSPORTATION WHICH ARE AS CONVENIENT TO THE PASSENGERS AS ECONOMICALLY POSSIBLE AND ENSURE CONTINUING CONVENIENCE THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF THE TERMINAL. THREE EVALUATION CRITERIA ARE DEFINED: PASSENGER CONVENIENCE, ECONOMY, AND FLEXIBILITY. A SYSTEMATIC PLANNING APPROACH IS PRESENTED IN WHICH TERMINAL CONCEPTS ARE ANALYZED IN THE LIGHT OF THESE CRITERIA. TWO PRIMARY TASKS ARE IDENTIFIED FOR THE PLANNING PROCESS: TO OVERCOME THE SPATIAL INCOMPATIBILITY OF THE AIRSIDE, THE TERMINAL BUILDING, AND THE GROUNDSIDE AND TO ENSURE MAXIMUM SHARING OF TERMINAL FACILITIES BY SUCCESSIVE USERS. THE FIRST TASK IS AIMED AT THE MAXIMIZATION OF PASSENGER CONVENIENCE THROUGH A REDUCTION OF WALKING DISTANCES. THE SECOND TASK IS AIMED AT THE MAXIMIZATION OF ECONOMY AND IS USUALLY IN CONFLICT WITH THE FIRST. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of a conference, Sandefjord, Norway, 14-18 August 1972.
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  • Authors:
    • Elek, A
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 411-23

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242448
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 5 1973 12:00AM