In the design and planning of airports, Mexico gives primary consideration to the maintenance and operating costs of the proposed facility. The airport is considered an assembly of systems, with the total capacity being not the sum of the individual capacities, but the capacity of that system that has the least capacity. The five systems of the airport, each of which affects capacity, are the air space, the taxiways and aeronautical portion of the apron, the terminal complex formed by the airside and landside of the apron, the access road, and the installation (facilities, mechanical installation, baggage delivery belts). It has been the goal in Mexico to coordinate these systems in such a manner that they can grow separately, depending on demand. So far this appears to be accomplishing Mexico's objectives in regard to meeting airside and landside capacity.

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  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM