Strategic Airport Planning

Hardcover | March 17, 1999

byRobert E. Caves, G.d. Gosling

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The role of an airport within the air transport system used to be largely incontestable. The system is now being shaped less by the concept of social service and more by market forces. Progressive liberalisation of air transport, together with trends to privatisation and globalisation are causing the roles of airports to change, for planning to become increasingly decentralised, and for the traffic to become more volatile. Airports are increasingly in competition for markets. Yet the markets are limited, and airport expansion is made difficult by environmental pressures that push towards sustainable transport, and the need to justify investment.

The book will examine these pressures in order to identify changes that are required to the airport planning process. The major issues to be discussed are: forecasting in an uncertain world; airport market share; airline network choices; political settings and their consequences; economic justification and viability; environmental impacts and their mitigation; cooperative planning; and physical planning challenges. The issues will be illuminated by case studies of representative airport systems: intercontinental gateways, metropolitan multi airport system, provincial and regional airports and developing country systems. The final section will bring together suggestions for ways in which the industry can move forward to a green and profitable future with an appropriate provision of new capacity.

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The role of an airport within the air transport system used to be largely incontestable. The system is now being shaped less by the concept of social service and more by market forces. Progressive liberalisation of air transport, together with trends to privatisation and globalisation are causing the roles of airports to change, for pl...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 17, 1999Publisher:PERGAMON PRESS INC.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0080427642

ISBN - 13:9780080427645

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Table of Contents

Chapter heading and selected papers:List of Tables. Preface.Introduction.Context of Airport System planning. Challenges to the Traditional Planning Approach.The Evolving Context of Airport Planning.Environmental Concerns. Institutional Changes in the Aviation Sector.Towards a Strategic View of Planning.Stakeholders, Goals and Objectives. Constraints.Understanding Aviation System Behaviour.Airline Decisios. National Government Roles.Community Response to Airport Development.Airport Disbenefits. Jurisdictional Issues.Economics of Airport Development.Airport Revenues and Costs. Public Investment Priorities.Regional Airport System Planning.Metropolitan Airport Systems. Activity Allocation Models.National Airport System Planning.Implementation Strategies. Role of Analysis in Policy Formulation.United States Experience.The California Aviation System Plan. The Seattle "Flight Plan" Project.The United Kingdom CaseThe London System. Conclusions.The European Union Case.Airline Strategies. Power Relationships.National Airport Planning Cases.Greece. Norway.Competing Roles for Airports.Glasgow, Scotland. Montreal, Canada.Towards Improved Strategic Planning.Planning Techniques and Practices. Airport System Design.Conclusions.Lessons form Hindsight. Adapting Creatively for the Future. References. Index.

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J.P. HanlonOne can already envisage the volume being used as a text for a course in Airport Planning (e.g., at M.Sc. level) and also as a research tool for people working in the industry. Altogether this is an excellent book. Everyone with a serious interest in air transport should have a copy on their shelves. It is extremely well referenced and indexed, which renders it user-friendly for both students and practitioners.Journal of Transport GeographyMike TrethewayThis book should be a required reading for all airport planners - government and private sector. ... I recommend this book be added to your professional bookshelf."Journal of Air Transport Management