VERTIPORT DESIGN AND OPERATIONS

By 1975 metropolitan vertiports are forecast to be handling up to five million passengers per year. The design and operation of the elevated vertiport will determine to a market degree its operational capacity and efficiency. Its service to the public can be limited or enhanced by either permissive or negative laws. The role of the vertiport requires that the site selection fit the spacial distribution of traffic, as well as augment and relieve existing transportation modes. Operationally, the design and size of the vertiport must be determined in relation to the flight characteristics and size of the projected aircraft fleets and the traffic distribution ratio of departures to arrivals at peak hours. Accommodations and peripheral services must satisfy passenger need and demand. The relatively limited areas will require that passenger and ground vehicle facilities provide continuous circulation systems rather than the more conventional 'Stop and go' systems.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073780
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA/TSA/010
  • Files: NTL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM