This report identifies the objectives of Workshop 1, which are as follows: (1) identify the dimensions of service relevant for expressing and assessing the level of airport landside operations; (2) suggest level-of-service criteria for various users of airport landside capacity under the full range of congestion conditions; (3) for various airport development plans and strategies, determine the levels of service required to meet the needs of all airport users; and (4) recommend a research and development program that will be useful in determining acceptable levels of service for all users of airport landside systems and subsystems. Workshop 1 discussions led to the conclusion that many elements, including passengers, baggage, visitiors, employees, freight, and services, have a direct impact on airport landside capacity and levels of service and are in competition for space and services. However, the passenger is the most important of these elements, and all improvements should evolve around the passenger's needs for space and service. The following definition of capacity was suggested by the workshop participants: Capacity is the physical provision required for a given demand at a given at a specified level of service. The landside thus includes all the intra-airport access roads and ramps, internal distribution systems, parking facilities, curbside loading and unloading, terminal buildings, and that part of the apron around the plane used to service the passengers.

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    • Heathington, Kenneth W
    • Jones, Don H
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 72-91
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  • Accession Number: 00131162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM