This article suggests that airports should be regarded as freight airports and that passengers should be transported from the passenger terminal to the freight airport by vehicles. These vehicles are then raised to the doors by specially designed lift devices so that passengers can enter and leave the aircraft via an airbridge. These vehicles would reduce the burden on private and taxi traffic as well as congestion on the road. It is suggested that older airports (without airbridges) should be equipped with fixed or mobile lift devices to raise the buses up to the aircraft. New airports, however, could have the freight area with fixed freight handling and servicing facilities beside the terminal, and links could be provided by roller tracks and conveyor chains. New airports could also have freight areas with mobile or fixed loaders at the aircraft positions.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bauverlag GmbH

    Wittelbacherstrasse 10
    6200 Wiesbaden,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Bosse, C B
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 4-5
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155578
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM