Accession Number : AD0689107

Title :   A SUGGESTED ACTION PROGRAM FOR THE RELIEF OF AIRFIELD CONGESTION AT SELECTED AIRPORTS,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Million,L. N. ; Copeland,J. M. ; Hornsby,J. T. ; Keepers,W. C.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 213

Abstract : This report separately identifies and analyzes the possible improvements leading to reduced aircraft delays at eighteen of the Nation's highest density airports. Discussion is presented on the causes contributing to aeronautical congestion and on the current operational status of each airport. The report is concerned primarily with physical construction projects which will enhance the particular airport's airfield capacity such as high-speed exit taxiways, parallel runways, and navigational aids. It also examines certain procedural improvements such as intersection takeoffs and part-time use of taxiways as VFR runways. Each airport improvement, where possible, has been evaluated from a cost vs. delay benefit savings viewpoint. The result is a series of recommended actions for each surveyed airport with emphasis given to those items which can be constructed or implemented and placed in operation within one to four years. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRPORTS, *AIR TRAFFIC), TERMINAL FLIGHT FACILITIES, RUNWAYS, AIRPORT CONTROL TOWERS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TERMINAL AREAS, NAVIGATIONAL AIDS, CONSTRUCTION, COSTS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIRCRAFT NOISE, SITE SELECTION, AIR TRANSPORTATION

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE