This study was performed in response to Section 26(2) of the Airport and Airway Development Act Amendments of 1976 (Public Law 94-353) which directed the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study on the establishment of new major public airports in the United States, including (a) identifying potential locations, (b) evaluating such locations, and (c) investigating alternative methods of financing the land acquisition and development costs necessary for such establishments. The report assesses needs for major new airports in the United States through the year 2000. Potential airport locations, the general size requirements of new airports, financing, and airport development issues and problems are also analyzed under a variety of future conditions. The potential need for new major airports is highly sensitive to the future forecasted activity, extent of accommodation of general aviation, effectiveness of the upgraded third generation air traffic control system in increasing capacity, and peak spreading, in that order. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Aviation Systems Plans, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 140 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169442
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-ASP-77-3
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM