Accession Number : ADA185112

Title :   The Impact of Rising Airport Liability Insurance Premiums on Airport Facilities and on Airport Capacity,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINSTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AIRPORT PLANNING AND P ROGRAMMING

Personal Author(s) : Ohnstad, Ellis

PDF Url : ADA185112

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This report is in response to the requirement in House Report 99-831 accompanying House Joint Resolution 738, the fiscal year 1987 continuing appropriation bill. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was directed to survey the problem of rising liability insurance premiums on airport facilities and to assess its impact on airport capacity. This report presents the results of interviews with airport, aviation and insurance officials and discusses the reasons for recent airport closures, including those attributable to high liability insurance costs. The report concludes that liability insurance costs have not been a major factor in airport closures nor have they had an adverse impact on airport capacity.

Descriptors :   *INSURANCE, *HIGH COSTS, *AIRPORTS, ECONOMIC IMPACT, COST ANALYSIS, CLOSURES, INTERVIEWING, CAPACITY(QUANTITY)

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE