Accession Number : ADA313609

Title :   Vertiport Characteristics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Peisen, Deborah J. ; Berardo, Stephen V. ; Ludders, J. R. ; Dyment, Richard J. ; Ferguson, Sam

PDF Url : ADA313609

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 213

Abstract : It is expected that large helicopters (such as the Westland Helicopters EH-101 and the Sikorsky S-92) and the civil tiltrotor (CIR) will become viable, important vehicles for the relief of both ground and airport congestion. As a consequence, the expanded use of vertical flight vehicles will result in scheduled passenger service. To prepare for this eventuality, the characteristics of large heliports and vertiports must be more precisely defined in terms of what will be required to best serve the passenger market. This report discusses the general physical requirements of large heliports and vertiport used for passenger service. It discusses the current design requirements and compares these to what would be required to accommodate large numbers of passengers. It discusses the experience gained in airport design and the contribution this experience can make to future vertiport design. Actual designs of vertiports are developed for five urban sites. The facility types and sites are: City Center, Ground Level - Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio; City Center, Elevated - Greyhound Parking Garage, Phoenix, Arizona; Metro Station, Union Station, Washington, D.C.; Suburban - New Site, Mansfield, Texas; On-Airport - JFK International Airport, New York, New York. The report discusses problems encountered in developing these designs and presents the challenge of providing vertiports for urban passengers. The report also provides general costs for developing a vertiport at each location.

Descriptors :   *DESIGN CRITERIA, *AIRPORTS, REQUIREMENTS, COSTS, CONGESTION, SITE SELECTION, EXPANSION, PASSENGER AIRCRAFT, URBAN AREAS, VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, TILT ROTOR AIRCRAFT, HELIPORTS.

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE