This paper isolates and examines in some detail the role airport management should play in acquiring and maintaining adequate levels of airport landside capacity. Recognizing that technical standards are both pervasive and desirable, it postulates that, although certain technical standards exist for providing landside capacity increases, they should not be used without careful management supervision and judgment and may not be used at all. The paper proceeds to examine why a balance between airside and landside capacity is important and analyzes several specific managerial elements that should be brought to bear on each prospective capacity improvement. It shows the varying interrelations of the elements, discusses the importance of local managerial talent and judgment processes (particularly as they relate to weighting the management elements on a situational basis and the application of cost-effectiveness techniques), identifies the barriers that tend to inhibit greater managerial effectiveness, and examines the methods by which management inputs may be improved. Several areas of research are suggested. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 127-142
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  • Accession Number: 00131166
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM