LOOKING OFFSHORE AT THE AIRPORT FUTURE

Increases in the volume of air traffic is expected to present a critical problem for U.S. and world airports during the 1980s. Solving the problem of the trailing vortex behind aircraft, together with the Microwave Landing System (MLS), should ease the crunch somewhat. New airports, however, will still be needed. This paper discusses the feasibility of locating airports off-shore, with attention to cost and population density factors. The Honolulu International Airport is presented as an example of an operational off-shore facility. Off-shore airports in Hong Kong, using land fill from excavations; and for Cleveland, using land reclaimed from Lake Erie by a polder (DIKE), are considered for the near future.

  • Authors:
    • LORD, C J
  • Publication Date: 1978-4

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  • Accession Number: 00180148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM