ECONOMIC UTILIZATION OF GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT RUNWAYS

THE URBAN GENERAL AVIATION AIRPORT ECONOMICS IS STUDIED IN DETAIL. THE DEMAND FOR AIRPORT SERVICES IS DISCUSSED, AND THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF USERS ARE IDENTIFIED. THE DIRECT COST CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AIRPORT ARE SUMMARIZED; COSTS TO THE AIRPORT OWNER ARE LARGELY FIXED, AND, EXCEPT AT CERTAIN LARGE AIRPORTS, WEIGHT IS NOT A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN AIRPORT COSTS. THE EFFICIENT USE OF AN EXISTING AIRPORT FACILITY IS EXPLORED, WITH THE FOCUS ON THE SOCIAL COST OF RUNWAY CONGESTION AS TRAFFIC DENSITY AT THE AIRPORT BUILDS UP AND QUEUES FORM. THE TRADEOFF BETWEEN AIRCRAFT OPERATING COSTS AND AIRPORT COSTS IS ANALYZED IN TERMS OF RUNWAY LENGTH. THE TRANSITION FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE IS TREATED, AND THE POLICY OF CHARGING PRICES ONLY ON AIRCRAFT STORAGE AND FUEL IS FELT LIKELY TO CONTINUE. IMPLICATIONS OF THE STUDY FROM THE STANDPOINT OF PUBLIC POLICY INCLUDE PRICING THAT SPREADS TRAFFIC PEAKS TO IMPROVE RUNWAY UTILIZATION, AND PRICING THAT DISCRIMINATES AGAINST AIRCRAFT REQUIRING LONG RUNWAYS AND CAUSES OWNERS TO ADOPT V/STOL EQUIPMENT. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Education Research, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Piper, R R
  • Publication Date: 1971-4

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 235 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00202302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Contract Numbers: NAS2-5737
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1976 12:00AM