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

* the recent general on airport platforms planning,design, and administration * offers ideas to the main urgent airport issues: growth, site visitors, atmosphere, additions, and so forth. * complete insurance of computer-based instruments and technique * extra studies and updates to be had through authors' site (20041011)

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Naturally, many smaller-scale projects at many other airports accompany these major projects at any time. Table 1-1. Billion-dollar-plus airport projects active in the year 2001 The traffic is not evenly distributed, however: it has been concentrated in the United States. During the last half of the twentieth century, about half the air transportation and airport activity took place in the United States. The airports and airlines based in the United States dominate their competitors in size. The largest airlines in the world, in terms of the size of their fleet, have been based in the United States.

Its chapters can be assembled in different ways for a variety of needs. This organization is possible because many of the methods used in airport systems planning are common to several different topics. An understanding of the behavior of flows and queues of traffic, for example, is necessary for the detailed design of both runways and passenger buildings. The reference sections dealing with specific methods fit in with several chapters that deal with specific problems. How to do it To appreciate how to tailor the material to your own needs, it is useful to look at the organization of the material.

Worldwide, the rate of growth continued strong at around 6 percent a year, with differential regional rates depending on their relative prosperity and maturity of their markets. In the United States, the more recent long-term growth rate fell to about 4 percent a year, which implied traffic doubling about every 15 to 20 years. The net effect in the United States may be interpreted as almost linear total growth from 1970 to 2000舒the annual need for additional capacity stayed the same. See Fig. 1-1.

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