AIR TRANSPORT AND METROPOLITAN AIRPORTS

This study which focuses on Sydney identifies the airport architectural-planning needs in qualitative terms of people, both passengers and those who live near airports. First the development of the aircraft is outlined. This is followed by an historical review of the development of Australian Airlines, an investigation of various forms of aircraft and related transport and this application to this continent; a study of the relationship of the airport to the city; and the correlation between income, status and the use of air travel. Major airport design criteria are discussed under the headings of supply and demand factors, and detailed facility requirements. Two major existing Australian airports, Sydney (Kingsford Smith) and Melbourne (Tullamarine) are examined in relation to facility requirements previously established. Much of the information obtained from earlier chapters is then utilized in a study of the airport problems of the Sydney region. Possible solutions are discussed including off-shore airports and city-centre vertical and short take-off and landing airports.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New South Wales

    Gate 9, High Street
    Kensington, New South Wales  Australia  2052
  • Authors:
    • Oppenheim, P T
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 373 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PhD Thesis
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM