This book suggests how we can obtain reasonable strategies for the development of an airport system, and it provides a planning guide for all those concerned about airports. The focus is on the policy issues: How do we frame the problem? How do we investigate the possibilities? What kind of results can we expect? Key topics of discussion include: the inescapable uncertainties of forecasting and procedures for dealing with reality; the effects of competition between airports, as well as with other modes of transport; the problem of providing access to airports fairly and economically; the design of airport terminals to provide the right amount of capacity and service to all the different kinds of users; the economic and environmental benefits and costs of airports, and how they should be distributed. An important chapter also indicates how prevailing values of society shape the choices we make, and how different solutions are right for different regions in countries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press

    55 Haywood Street
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142-1493
  • Authors:
    • de Neufville, R
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 201 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155467
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM