Accession Number : AD0437284

Title :   BENEFIT COST ANALYSIS OF AIRPORT SNOW, ICE, AND SLUSH REMOVAL.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND RESEARCH CORP CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Drake,John W. ; Schein,Robert L.

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : This analysis deals with the economic impact of snow, ice, and slush removal operations at eight U.S. airports including: Buffalo, New York; Chicago - O'Hare International Airport, Chicago; Cleveland - Hopkins Airport, Cleveland; Stapleton Field, Denver; Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Minneapolis; John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York; Greater Pittsburg Airport, Pittsburg; National Airport, Washington, D. C. The research approach included the conducting of both on-site interviews and operational simulation. Estimates were made of the costs incurred by both airport operators and users as a result of clearing operations during the winter of 1962-1963 and as forecast for a future time period around 1975. The total dollar penalty to airport users was found to be approximately five to six times that imposed on the airports themselves. It was further found that significant reduction in these costs could be effected by increasing the removal capacity and/or increasing the tolerable limits of snow and/or slush accumulation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SNOW REMOVAL, AIRPORTS), (*AIRPORTS, SNOW REMOVAL), (*COSTS, SNOW REMOVAL), TABLES(DATA), AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, ICE, TIME, AIR TRAFFIC, PERSONNEL, EARTH HANDLING EQUIPMENT, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE