Accession Number : AD0774784

Title :   FAA Report on Airport Capacity. Volume I. National Summary.

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The report analyzes the impact of FAA programs on airport capacity over the next ten years. The results are reported in two volumes. The first volume forms a summary of the findings of the study; the second volume presents the detailed examinations of each of the selected airports. Eight major airports (Atlanta, Chicago O'Hare, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York Kennedy, Philadelphia, and San Francisco) were examined in detail. The airside capacity of these airports can be extended, within the present E and D and F and E framework, to meet projected demand for the mid to late 1980's. Under current and proposed plans, most of the surveyed airports will have exceeded their landside capacity before these air traffic levels are reached. The problems are primarily physical access/egress/parking limitations. These will require new access concepts and possibly new major airports which should be planned for now. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Terminal flight facilities, *Airports, *Planning, Urban areas, Air traffic control terminal areas, Runways, International airports, Instrument flight, All weather aviation, Wake, Turbulence

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE