This report identifies the objectives of Workshop 2, which are as follows: (1) examine the criteria that have been used for determining whether new landside capacity is required and consider whether they are sufficient to support judgments concerning physical, institutional, financial, and timing needs; (2) determine whether additional or changed criteria can be developed to improve the judgmental process and recommend areas for research and development; (3) consider the methods that can be used to provide and support new landside capacity when improved use of existing facilities will not suffice; (4) examine the role of airport management in achieving the required levels of landside capacity in the most cost-effective manner; (5) recommend management in the performance of its role; and (6) recommend research and development programs that will be useful to airport management confronted with problems of landside capacity. Workshop 2 tried to evaluate the usefulness of various criteria to providing new or additional landside capacity. Participants viewed these problems as airport management tends to see them. The major conclusions of the workshop were that purely technical criteria have been overemphasized and that increased emphasis must be given to economic guidelines, particularly since reliable long-term air traffic forecasts do not exist. It was recommended that landside development costs should be developed for a range of possible forecast values so that planners and decision makers can weigh the alternate costs associated with each level of projected demand before making final dicisions. Such a practice would provide an indication of the cost of error in overestimating or underestimating and would help to ensure that the courses of least versus highest risk are given economic visibility.

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  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM