THE STATE-OF-THE-ART IN AIR TRANSPORTATION DEMAND AND SYSTEMS ANALYSIS: A REPORT ON THE PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP SPONSORED BY THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, AND NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

The proceedings reported here are segmented into 6 sessions: the role of government agencies on aviation; issues of concern to airport authorities; forecasting as perceived by the airline companies; the activities of the financial community in the airline industry; issues in the quantity and quality of air transportation data; and the role of the aircraft manufacturers in the forecasting process. The government agencies panel discussed the price elasticity of air travel demand and the variations in methodology and results of forecasting. Areas for future research were identified. The importance of forecasting the demand for travel in conjunction with the impacts of socioeconomic, political and environmental issues was stressed by the panel of airport authorities. The panel on forecasting in the air carrier industry emphasized the need for a better understanding of the underlying behavioral traits for the forecasting of demand and other factors in order to monitor the intricate patterns of change that will occur in future aviation activities. The financial community panel noted that the critical question of the future pertains to: what additional information analysis can the financial community use to more effectively serve the airlines and the air transport system. The panelists representing the CAB discussed the wide variety of data collected and published by the board for general use by the public. The final panel focused on future research needs and requirements in the aviation industry as perceived by the U.S. aircraft manufacturers.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Flight Transportation Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Taneja, N K
    • KNEAFSEY, J T
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

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  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173841
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-75-7
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM