Airport systems: planning, design, and management by Richard de Neufville, Amedeo Odoni, Peter Belobaba, Tom

By Richard de Neufville, Amedeo Odoni, Peter Belobaba, Tom Reynolds

* the hot commonplace on airport platforms planning,design, and administration * presents recommendations to the main urgent airport issues: growth, site visitors, surroundings, additions, and so forth. * complete assurance of computer-based instruments and technique * extra reviews and updates to be had through authors' web site (20041011)

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Users do not have to get involved in topics of no current concern, and can concentrate on their immediate interests. Readers can likewise tailor the material to their own skills or depth of interest. Many readers will use the book to get help on a specific project. They will initially want information relevant to only one topic, such as airport financing or airport access, and will be able to get it. The chapters on specific problems, the design of passenger buildings, for instance, are self-contained and provide the necessary guidelines in a way that anyone should be able to understand.

For example, fuel prices might rise considerably, as they did in the 1970s and 2000/2001. Business travel may give way to inexpensive video conferencing or other communications. Concerns about security may keep people closer to home and limit travel. A worldwide recession might even lower overall traffic. Certainly, the rate of traffic growth is likely to continue its long-term decline. Even so, the likely scenario is that aviation and airport activity will register substantial overall increases.

1-5). In short, electronic ticketing speeds up and distributes operations. Fig. 1-5. Electronic check-in devices installed at Seattle-Tacoma Airport. Source: Zale Anis and Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Electronic ticketing thus reorganizes the concept of a passenger building. Faster operations increase productivity, which reduces the demand for facilities. The dispersal of check-in points makes it possible for many passengers to avoid detouring through a congested check-in hall and use more direct routes to their aircraft.

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