The basic physical constraints of an Air City are outlined, the amount of land required for air operations and for recreational facilities are discussed, ground transport characteristics are reviewed, and comments are made on social and political aspects. The air terminal facilities of such a city must be able to handle conventional takeoff and landing, short takeoff and landing, vertical takeoff and landing and general aviation aircraft on a noninterfering basis. The constraints imposed upon the location and configuration of this air city are mentioned. Typical configurations are illustrated, and components of various related subsystems (hotels, trade fair and recreation areas) are discussed. Ground transport demands will require peripheral parking lots capable of handling up to half a million vehicles. Baggage handling and intra-airport transport systems are briefly discussed and comments are made on the effect of system capacity on the quality of service.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 15-32
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM