The capacity of the airport landside (which is the entire airport except runways, taxiways, and parking aprons) generally has not been determined by any set of criteria. Acceptable criteria have had reasonable use in determining capacity requirements for that portion of landside that comprises passenger terminal, cargo terminal, on-airport roadway systems, and automobile parking. Among factors that have contributed to unsatisfactory landside capacity conditions are (a) lack of appropriate business and economic factors; (b) failure to consider landside as a whole and to establish priority of use for available land; (c) unreliability of forecasting; (d) absence of economic justification and cost parameters that result in burdensome costs and do not correlate useful life and investment amortization; (e) escalation of "gamesmanship" and acrimony between airport managements and airline representatives; and (f) lack of nontechnical criteria sufficiently comprehensive to provide coverage of pertinent areas of consideration, including geographical location priorities, economic justifications, effective costing, reasonable forecasting, fixing of responsibilities, and management objectives. /Author/

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  • Pagination: pp 143-152
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  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM