While jet aircraft can be operated into and from short unpaved runways in regular airline service, increased costs and other limitations dictate improved airfields and minimum terminals. Airport development in areas such as the islands of Micronesia in the Pacific requires consideration of many factors. Realistic forecasts of requirements necessary due to high construction costs for improvements and limited financing alternatives. User airline input and participation must be included in the planning and design process. To maintain maximum flexibility in the air service offered, airports in a region should be studied and developed on a system basis.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For Meeting held May 1-4, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Argue, C T
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00188582
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780530
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM