Accession Number : AD0771186

Title :   The Apron-Terminal Complex. Analysis of Concepts for Evaluation of Terminal Buildings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 72-Sep 73,

Corporate Author : PARSONS (RALPH M) CO LOS ANGELES CALIF

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 147

Abstract : The report describes the principal considerations in the planning of airport apron-terminal areas. The apron-terminal area is defined by contract as the area limited by the curb on the landside and the taxiway access to the apron on the airside. The major functional areas of the apron-terminal complex -- curb, terminal, connector, and apron -- are defined and described. The four principal concepts for apron-terminal complexes -- pier, satellite, linear, and transporter -- are analyzed and evaluated for suitability to specific airport situations, based primarily upon traffic levels, physical limitations, and station characteristics. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Terminal flight facilities, *Management planning and control, Air traffic, Taxiways, Runways, Airports, Ground support, Forecasting, Cost effectiveness

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE