TECHNOLOGY AND POTATOES--THE REGIONAL AIRPORT EXPERIENCE

The findings of a comparative study of the following six regional airports were presented: Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, Washington, D.C., Montreal, Tampa, and St. Louis. Each case was approached as a unique historical entity, in order to investigate common elements such as the use of predictive models in planning, the role of symbolism to heighten dramatic effects, the roles of community and professional elites, and design flexibility. Some of the factors considered were: site selection, consolidation of airline service, accessibility, land availability and cost, safety, nuisance, and pollution constraints, economic growth, expectation of regional growth, the demand forecasting conundrum, and design decisions. The hypothesis developed include the following; the effect of political, social, and economic conflicts, the stress on large capacity and dramatic, high-technology design, projections of rapid growth to explain the need for large capital outlays.

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Starling, J D
    • Brown, J
    • Gerhardt, J M
    • Dominus, M I
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

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  • Pagination: 155 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155813
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-147159
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM