This report presents the results of a study performed under the sponsorship of the Connecticut Research Commission to develop the concept of an Airport/Industrial (A/I) City and examine some of its implications. Basically, this concept consists in locating a new large airport away from existing cities and utilizing the surrounding land for nonresidential purposes, primarily industry. This buffer zone serves to isolate the airport from the residential areas, while producing income for the area. The airport, the surrounding industrial developments, and the outlying residential areas would then form a new city. The objectives of the study were to (1) estimate the airport demand, (2) examine intermodal exchange concepts, (3) synthesize the results into a conceptual design, (4) perform an allocation of land area and estimate the employment opportunities, and (5) select an access system that ties the area together. Study conclusions are presented which relate to: air traffic potential; land use for industry and recreation; the population that the A/I city could support; and a demand actuated access system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United Aircraft Corporation

    Research Laboratories
    East Hartford, CT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hesse, J E
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 87 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Transport Association of America
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM