The search for a new Paris airport began in 1957 when it became apparent that increasing demands for airport facilities could not be satisfied by the enlargement of existing airports. The present site for the new airport in an area about 15 miles northeast of the city was selected in 1959. The actual construction work started at the end of 1966. Plans for the airport design were based on a peak traffic level of about 150 aircraft movements an hour in the final development stage. The runway and taxiway system of the new airport is discussed along with the airport road system, the terminal complex, the routes for departing and arriving passengers, the automatic transport system, the fog dispersal system, and airport access facilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bauverlag GmbH

    Wittelbacherstrasse 10
    6200 Wiesbaden,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • de Balard, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Pagination: p. 13
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155896
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM