In this note, the conclusions of a brief recent study of future air-side operations at major commercial airports are summarized. The emphasis will be on venturing into some guesses regarding the severity of the terminal area problem in coming years based on a variety of traffic projections and some forecasts on airport capacity prospects. Three major approaches to relieving congestion at airports can be identified: (1) Improvement of the efficiency of conducting operations at presently existing runways. (2) Addition of new airports and runways to the ones already available. (3) Reduction or modification of the characteristics of the demand for the usage of runways. The prospects in all three of the above areas are examined with particular reference to items (2) and (3). Details of mathematical analysis will not be presented but a few results will be quoted and appropriate references will be provided.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings, 14th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Forum, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Cross (Richard B) Company

    Oxford, Indiana,   United States  47971
  • Authors:
    • Odoni, A R
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 483-503

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155503
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM