AIR TRANSPORTATION 1975 AND BEYOND: A SYSTEMS APPROACH

IN JUNE OF 1967 A GROUP OF AIR TRANSPORTATION EXPERTS FROM INDUSTRY, GOVERNMENT, AND THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY WERE ASKED TO JOIN THE TRANSPORTATION WORKSHOP, AN AD HOC GROUP WHOSE GENERAL PURPOSE WAS TO MAKE A SYSTEMS-ORIENTED STUDY OF THE NATIONAL AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND ITS INTERFACING MODES, WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE FUTURE. COGNIZANCE OF THE IMPENDING CRISIS IN AIR TRANSPORTATION MOTIVATED THE PARTICIPANTS AND KEPT THEM WORKING AGAINST TIGHT DEADLINES. THE AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM CUTS ACROSS MANY FACETS OF OUR LIFE, AFFECTING INDIVIDUALS, LOCAL AREAS, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN WAYS WHICH MAKE IT ALMOST USELESS TO STUDY IT PIECEMEAL. CONSEQUENTLY, THIS WORKSHOP WAS ORGANIZED TO LOOK AT THE ENTIRE AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. THE WORK WAS ORGANIZED BY MEANS OF PANELS WHICH INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING: SOCIOECONOMICS PANEL, AIR VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY AND TRENDS PANEL, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PANEL, AIRPORTS AND TERMINALS PANEL, AND FINALLY MIXED-MODE AIRPORT COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION PANEL. THE WORKSHOP MADE SOME SPECIFIC EVALUATIONS OF WHAT MUST BE DONE TO SOLVE THE AIR TRANSPORTATION PROBLEM. THESE ARE PRESENTED AS RECOMMENDATIONS AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER. IN A WORD, THE WORKSHOP MADE A FIRST ATTEMPT AT A SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF AIR TRANSPORTATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

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    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1493
  • Authors:
    • Schriever, B A
    • Seifert, W W
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Accession Number: 00240983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 516 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 1994 12:00AM