This paper explores and examines some of the principal interactions between 2 elements of the airport - the airside and the landside - and how physical and operational improvements to each element are assessed in the context of the interaction. A brief description of the airside and landside elements is presented, and the most important factors affecting the interaction between the elements are outlined. In addition, recent advancements in the state of the art in determining airside capacity and delays are summarized. The principal influences of the landside on airside activities and development are limited to the apron- gate area component of the airside and are capable of being accommodated without serious conflict with other airport developments. By comparison, the principal influences of the airside on landside activities stem primarily from the fixed-point servicing requirement of airline aircraft, which occurs on the apron-gate area component of the airside. The extent of these influences is largely dependent on the degree of separation of the 3 basic operational areas of the landside: the aircraft-passenger processing area, the passenger collection point, and the access interface area. At most airports, these 3 operational areas are contiguous, and the influence of the airside on the landside, therefore, is substantial. Finally, the requirement, desirability, and practicality of balancing the airside and landside in various ways are addressed. /Author/

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    • Hom, Robert E
    • ORMAN, J C
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  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 196-208
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  • Accession Number: 00131172
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  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM