This report provides an analysis of the potential for developing satellite, or secondary airports in major metropolitan areas, and an estimate of the benefits satellite airport development might provide. Approximately 365 satellite airport candidates were identified in the 23 largest metropolitan areas (large hubs). These airports have the capacity to support additional air traffic which might be diverted from the larger more congested air carrier airports in each area. Maximum utilization of these satellite facilities could maintain aircraft congestion and delay at the top 25 airports at or below 1975 levels for up to 15 years. While the analysis shows there is additional capacity available at satellite airports, there appear to be insufficient incentives at present for aircraft operators in use these facilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Office of Aviation Policy and Plans, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Authors:
    • Fromme, W R
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154898
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-AVP-77-67 Final Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM