GENERAL AVIATION-AIRPORTS FOR THE FUTURE

On the basis of current usage and projected growth over the next twenty years a system of thirty-two publicly owned, well equipped strategically located airports is recommended to meet the growing needs of general aviation in the Tri-State Region. Fourteen of these would be Primary General Aviation Airports and fifteen would be Secondary General Aviation Airports. The system includes the three major Port of New York Authority airports and makes provisions for a 4th major airport which hopefully will be operational in the late 1970's. As all air activity in the Region increases, it is recommended that certain airports in this system begin to specialize to an increasing degree in the types of flights and aircraft served. At major commercial airports consideration should be given for a higher priority to the scheduled common carriers during peak demand periods. A system of fourteen Primary General Aviation Airports with runways 5,000 to 6,000 feet long is required to handle the large general aviation aircraft used in business flying and aircraft used in local scheduled airline service. An additional fifteen Secondary General Aviation Airports are required, both to backstop the Primary Airports as well as to serve people in their immediate service areas.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Transportation Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1965-3

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Airport planning
  • Subject Areas: Aviation; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00073815
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 1510-3005-3M
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM