INCREASING RUNWAY CAPACITY

Studies have indicated that one of the following major factors may finally limit the capacity of an airport: 1) The ability of the air traffic control (ATC) system to handle aircraft arrivals and departures. 2) The capacity of the runways for aircraft arrivals and departures. 3) The handling and movement of aircraft on the airport surface. 4) The flow of people through the terminal interchange. 5) The ground transportation access and egress from the airport. 6)The noise and pollution problems in the area. Within these limits, it appears that increasing the capacity of existing airports by changes in runway and taxiway configurations, and the associated air traffic control system, offers promising and early solutions to many of the problems on capacity restrictions during the next 10-year period.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Exxon International Company

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    New York, NY  USA  10020
  • Authors:
    • Astholz, P T
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 35-39
  • Serial:
    • Esso Air World
    • Volume: 24
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Exxon International Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM