The airport planning business has undergone a substantial perspective evolution in the past ten years. A basic economic need for high-speed, long-haul transportation resulted in the introduction of commercial turbojet aircraft in the late fifties. A nationwide airport capacity crisis seemed imminent as forecasts in the mid to late sixties projected strong growth rates. Many airport planners felt that the inability to meet the need for airport capacity would be disastrous. This anticipated crisis, however, never fully materialized. Factors, mostly economic, have permitted the imposition of limited non-construction alternatives such as quotas to alleviate the congestion problem. In addition other economic and technical matters such as the application of demand forecasts and the assessment of capacity, reliance on potential technology and automation, and the selection of airport concepts have significantly altered the planning process.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE Meeting, May 10-12, 1977.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Goodwin, J R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172710
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770581 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM