THE AIRPORT ENVIRONMENT - ECONOMIC IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY

ECONOMIC STUDIES WHICH HAVE ATTEMPTED TO IDENTIFY AND QUANTIFY THE BENEFIT OF AN AIRPORT TO THE REGIONAL ECONOMY ARE SURVEYED. SUCH STUDIES HAVE NOT, FOR THE MOST PART, ATTEMPTED TO EVALUATE THE ECONOMIC DEPENDENCY OF INDUSTRY ON AIR TRANSPORTATION. THE BENEFITS OF AIR TRANSPORTATION CANNOT BE ADEQUATELY ASSESSED SIMPLY BY THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT OR INPUT- OUTPUT ANALYSIS. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES SUCH AS THOSE DONE BY THE COMMISSION ON THE THIRD LONDON AIRPORT AND BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ON THE EXTENSION OF KENNEDY AIRPORT INTO JAMAICA BAY HAVE BEEN MOST COMPREHENSIVE IN THEIR ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS. THE DECISION TO BUILD A NEW AIRPORT OR EXPAND AN EXISTING ONE IS AN INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT ONE, INVOLVING A COMPLEX MIXTURE OF INSTITUTIONAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECONOMIC ISSUES. THIS MAKES IT ALL THE MORE IMPERATIVE FOR THE EVALUATORS OF THESE MAJOR PUBLIC PROJECTS TO GIVE FULL WEIGHT TO ALL THE IDENTIFIABLE BENEFITS AND COSTS SO THAT PLANNING DECISIONS CAN BE MADE RATIONALLY WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONSEQUENCES. /IAA/AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE-AIAA-ASME Air Transport Conference, 1972.
  • Authors:
    • HOWARD, G
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00202313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Aerospace Abstracts
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1973 12:00AM