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This edition of this work is updated and expanded to reflect the latest developments in the planning and design of airports. It now features coverage of the geometric design of landing areas, air traffic control systems, airport security, demand forecasting, airport financing, environmental assessment, terminal and ground access system planning, and heliport and vertiport design. It also provides modern approaches to lighting, signing, and marking of airfields. . .paving runways. . .and much more. Planning and Design of Airports is an indispensable reference for civil engineers, transportation engineers, government planners, architects, and all others involved in any aspect of airport planning and design.
Robert Horonjeff (deceased) was an internationally known consultant on airport design and professor of transportation engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.
Francis X. McKelvey is professor of civil engineering at Michigan State University. He has also served as a consultant on transportation and airport planning to federal, state, and local agencies, as well as to private firms in the United States and abroad. He played a major role in the planning and design of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Table of Contents
The Nature of Civil Aviation.Airport Characteristics Related to Aircraft Design.Air Traffic Control.Airport Planning.Forecasting in Aviation and Airport Planning.Airport Configuration.Airport Capacity and Delay.Geometric Design of the Airfield.Planning and Design of the Terminal Area.The Design of Heliport, Vertiports, and STOL Ports.Structural Design of Pavements.Lighting, Signing, and Marking.Airport Drainage.Environmental and Economic Assessment of Projects.