AIRPORT ACCESS - 1980, A VTOL APPROACH

At the current rates of air passenger growth, congestion into the airports from the air and from the ground is worsening exponentially. A VTOL network that includes terminals at city centers as well as airports could alleviate both aspects of the problem. Direct city center-to-city center flights would remove a significant portion of the traffic flowing through the airport and postpone the requirement for additional airports. Flying from city center to airport would avoid the ground congestion and curtail the total trip time anywhere between 45 minutes and 2 hours, depending on the uncertainty associated with a particular route. VTOL lends itself admirably to the regional and satellite airport concepts, facilitating a wider choice of lower cost sites further from the city centers. Neither road nor rapid transit is equal to this task.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Technical Information Service, 750 Third Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Pearlman, C
  • Publication Date: 1968-10-21

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00074263
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LABORATORY, MIT DEPT. OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 68-1046
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 1974 12:00AM