FLIGHT INFORMATION DISPLAY SYSTEMS: FACTORS FOR USE IN AIRPORT PLANNING

This article discusses several important factors that are not always recognized when planning Flight Information Display Systems (FIDS) installations. They are set forth in order to assist the planner in achieving a system that is integrated into the total facility, both architecturally and operationally. With respect to public display requirements, it is noted that an airline displays operating data to the public primarily to answer questions that would otherwise require manpower for that purpose. Displays should be strategically placed, easily read, and provide sufficiently complete and current information. It is important that display design be given due consideration with respect to size and shape, location with respect to passenger flows and location with respect to other displays. It is important to obtain maximum readability with respect to the alpha- numerics that makeup an information display. The latter style and spacing both contribute to the readability. FIDS is a necessary consideration in planning for an airport, for a terminal, and for an airline.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55403
  • Authors:
    • Van Dyke Jr, K S
  • Publication Date: 1978-8

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  • Accession Number: 00179882
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Airport Services Management
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM