Two models, to be used in assigning priorities among new airport construction projects and improvement projects at existing airports, are presented. Within them, factors normally considered subjectively have been quantified. The airport entry model analyzes both proposed and existing airports being considered for inclusion within a state aviation system and ranks them with respect to their effects on the airport system and in relation to the communities they service. The improvement evaluation model measures the incremental benefit that an improvement project will have on a single airport. Both models use similar criteria: safety (e.g., projects which rectify serious safety defects have priority over those rectifying less serious defects; the seriousness of a defect being determined by the severity of a resultant incident and its probability of occurrence), efficiency (e.g. airport access savings, operational efficiency, and in the case of remote locations, amount of reliance of an area on air transportation to provide basic and emergency needs), environmental (a project generating less environmental conflict would be rated higher than one which generated more), economic development (e.g., transportation improvements in an area where greater economic growth is considered desirable would have priority over those four areas where less growth is desired), and costs (e.g. capital costs of building an airport, the resale value of an existing facility, or the annual capital cost of an improvement project).

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 9-11
  • Monograph Title: Airport capacity and planning
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184218
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026849
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM