PASSENGER TERMINALS: THE NEED FOR A FLEXIBLE ARCHITECTURE TO INTERFACE WITH PRESENT AND FUTURE AIRCRAFT TYPES

The components of the aircraft/terminal interface which have caused premature obsolescence of terminal architecture are identified. The primary cause has been the inability of the facility to be easily expanded to generate additional gates, or to be modified rapidly and economically to accommodate new aircraft geometries. Optimization of space, flexibility, adaptability and expandability, all at a viable cost, are defined as the planning and performance criteria for a new terminal architecture. A research program is outlined that undertakes to explore new methods of parking an airplane to optimize ramp space, to develop a new low cost prefabricated modular architectural system which would insure terminal flexibility and reduce implementation time, and planning which would maximize the use and productivity of terminal passenger hold rooms and circulation concourses. /GMRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Third Intersociety Conference on Transportation, July 14-18, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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  • Authors:
    • Waitzman, S V
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM