The results are reported of a 2-year study of the airports in the 96 Illinois counties outside the Chicago metropolitan area. The report includes the methodology used to develop recommendations and contains a plan for a system of airports, identifying the airports and their role in the system, with several projects necessary to implement the system and the general timing of the projects. Many alternatives were reviewed and a tripartite planning strategy was selected; a preliminary 17-year development program was derived to examine plan feasibility. The strategy provides for the following: a business jetport within 15 air miles of every community of 10,000 or more population; a personal use airport within 15 air miles of every community of 2,500 or more population; facility expansion where capacity shortfalls are established. This report which contains the technical analysis required to derive the development program, includes sections on aircraft use, demand forecasting, facility descriptions, economic and environmental impact and strategy development. Methods for conducting the specific analyses are presented where appropriate.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Work performed in association with Clark Dietz and Associates-Engineers, Inc.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Parsons (Ralph M) Company

    100 West Walnut Street, Systems Division
    Pasadena, CA  United States  91124
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173840
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Job No. 5013-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM