The purpose of the National Aviation System Planning Symposium was to bring together organizations and individuals responsible for aviation system planning and to provide a forum for review of accomplishments and identification of ways in which the process could be strengthened and improved. By this means the sponsors hoped to lay a foundation for better planning products and improved communication and understanding among those involved in the planning process. The symposium consisted of plenary sessions featuring distinguished speakers from government and private organizations and panel discussions by experienced planners. The core of the symposium was a series of 18 workshops focused on policy questions, planning approaches and techniques, and the roles and concerns of federal, state, regional, and local agencies. The outcomes of the symposium reported here cover a broad range of concerns and issues and include comments on the planning process, institutional roles, planning products and their uses, and the relationship between system planning and strategic planning and capital investment planning. Another outcome, somewhat surprising to the sponsors, was the widely expressed view by participants that the symposium was a unique event. For many of those attending, despite long years of experience as aviation planners, this gathering was their first opportunity to meet with a wide representation of colleagues for a comprehensive discussion of how they ply their craft. The findings and recommendations presented here were reached through a series of small-group conferences and shared with all participants in a closing plenary session. Unanimity within and across groups and among participants as a whole was neither attained nor sought. Rather, the workshop reports--like the panel discussions and the individual presentations--reflect both the diversity and convergence of views held by a group of experienced federal, state, regional, and local aviation planning officials. No one would necessarily endorse all the recommendations put forth, but all would agree that the aviation system planning process should be improved and that attention should be directed to this end.


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  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00628837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 16 1993 12:00AM