TERMINAL BUILDINGS FOR GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORTS

Chandler (Arizona) Municipal Airport is a general aviation airport. Its administration building is considered inadequate to meet existing and future needs, therefore this study determines the present and future needs for a terminal building and a structure is presented to satisfy those needs. The principles used in this case study are applicable to other airports. The design is primarily one of space utilization, taking advantage of aeronautical experience and the airport management's knowledge of the specific requirements of the airport. A list of characteristics was compiled that was felt should exist in the terminal facility. These include a waiting area, coffee shop/dining area, flight planning room pilot's lounge, airport management area, restrooms, and parking. Approximately 12.3 acres have been designated for the site of the future terminal facility. The criteria used for designing the terminal include an understanding of the airports past, present and future; pedestrian and automobile traffic flow principles; the geographical area involved; and, various design features acquired through personal observation and aviation experience. Finally, it is noted that airport management must be extensively involved with the design of the terminal building, and general aviation terminal buildings can effectively incorporate principles now used primarily in air carrier terminal facilities.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Association of Airport Executives

    2029 K Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20006
  • Authors:
    • Linquist, W
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 2-4
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Management Journal
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1978 12:00AM