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 typical on airport structures planning,design, and administration * offers ideas to the main urgent airport matters: enlargement, site visitors, surroundings, additions, and so on. * complete insurance of computer-based instruments and method * extra studies and updates to be had through authors' site (20041011)

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The authors recognize that most people become involved with airport planning, design, and management later in their careers, and come from a broad range of professional backgrounds. The book should be useful worldwide. It stresses universally applicable concepts and approaches to airport problems. It refers to several different sets of international and national standards on the airside and the landside and points out both similarities and differences in current airport practices around the globe.

Technical change, especially electronic commerce, which both propels the rapid rise of integrated cargo carriers and, through electronic ticketing, rearranges passenger handling inside airport buildings. Taken together, these trends are substantially changing the context, objectives, and criteria of excellence for airport systems planning and design. 1-1 The airport industry at the end of the twentieth century Airports and air transport at the start of the twenty-first century constitute an exciting long-term growth industry.

Economic performance and efficiency are now becoming salient criteria for good design. This is in sharp contrast to traditional design, in which cost was typically not considered a factor in the technical design. In the current environment, cost and economic performance are increasingly crucial criteria, and they are radically changing the timing and nature of what is and should be built. 1-4 Globalization Globalization of the airport industry is leading toward the adoption of international best practices.

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