ACCESS LOOMS AS CRITICAL PROBLEM FOR U.S. AIRPORTS

The problem of airport access, the federal noise policy, the pressure created by the Deregulation Act and the limits on airport access which noise creates are discussed. Finding space for landing slots, gates, terminal space, parking spots for airplanes and room for automobiles is complicated by the way airports are financed. The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) does not approve of the present system of dividing up space and slots. One possibility is the move to the European System wherein no airline has designated gates; the carriers contribute to the entire gate system and then pull up to whatever space is available. The CAB and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are looking at alternatives and have contracted for a computer model that will work out various access solutions. It is suggested that communities should not be in charge of any hypothetical new allocation system. Getting passengers to and from the airport also ranks high on the problem list. One solution is to develop reliever and satellite airports, but airlines have resisted moves away from the hubs. Land-use planning is a potential solution and the new Airport Development Aid Program (ADAP) may include money for this purpose. It is also suggested that new types of air service can create new hubs in cities like Denver, St. Louis, Houston or Kansas City. Big new complexes will be necessary in future if traffic continues to grow as it has.

  • Availability:
  • Corporate Authors:

    Reinhold Publishing Division, Penton/IPC

    600 Summer Street
    Stamford, CT  USA  06904
  • Authors:
    • Feldman, J M
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 20-22
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM