This symposium considered problems which are centered on the airport: on its setting, its location and its role. They are related to the characteristics of the air transportation industry and can be defined under six main headings: congestion, distance, number of airports, environment, cost and role. Congestion before and after the airport. The saturation of airspace and the congestion of surface links affect air transport in terms of time, regularity and financial costs. Compared with other transport media, they may also create a handicap if urban, suburban and regional extensions are not adequately drained and irrigated by convenient services. The dispersion of points and zones involved adds to the complexity. The increasing distance between cities and airports which are cut off from their economic and demographic context and lose in efficiency and integration in daily life what they gain from the technical viewpoint. An environment effected by disturbances - particularly noise -which are tolerated less and less. Increasing the number of airports, either to serve major cities or equip a region or country: diversification gives obvious advantages but poses problems concerning traffic distribution, operation and frequencies, investment and land acquisition.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 5th ITA Symposium.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute Transport Aerien

    4 rue de Solferino
    Paris (7e),   France 
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1977 12:00AM