The principal considerations in the planning of airport apron-terminal areas are described. The apron-terminal area is defined as the area limited by the curb on the landside and the taxiway access to the apron on the airside. The major functional areas of the apron-terminal complex (curb, terminal, connector, and apron) are defined and described. The four principal concepts for apron-terminal complexes, (pier, satellite, linear, and transporter) are analyzed and evaluated for suitability to specific airport situations, based primarily upon traffic levels, physical limitations, and station characteristics. The final report presents a consolidation of the conclusions, technical, economic, and operational advantages and limitations; and underlying assumptions related to each apron-terminal area complex concept. Inducted are tabular and graphic moderates to help in evaluating concepts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Parsons (Ralph M) Company

    617 West Seventh Street
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90017

    Air Transport Association of America

    1709 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 157 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WA-2950
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM