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airport engineering planning design and development of 21st century airports fourth edition pdf

This book has been rewritten in its fourth edition to continue to serve as a basic
text for courses in airport planning and design. In the past it has been of value as
reference to airport designers, planners, and administrators worldwide as well as to  consultants in airport infrastructure development. The fourth edition is a complete update of the third edition, published in 1992, taking into account major revisions to Federal  Aviation Adminstration (FAA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and International Air Transport Association (IATA) standards and recommended practices. Furthermore, the revisions reflect the experiences of the authors in teaching, consulting, and research in this field.



The authors have teaching experience in postgraduate and
post-experience courses throughout the world and extensive consultancy experience,
having in the last 20 years participated in the planning and design of many airports
around the world, both large and small.




This fourth edition of Airport Engineering appears 18 years after its predecessor
and in the interim very big and far-reaching changes have occurred in civil aviation.
Security has been dramatically and irrecoverably tightened throughout the world, especially in the United States, since the 9/11 terrorist atrocities in the northeastern United
States in 2001. Passenger facilitation has been revolutionized with the introduction of
almost universal electronic ticketing and check-in procedures.




The introduction of the A380 aircraft into service has heralded the arrival of what had, up to then, been termed the New Large Aircraft. The information technology (IT) revolution had profound influence on air travel and the air transport industry. The widespread usage of the Internet
has also permitted the rapid and broad publication of standards and recommended practices by the FAA and other regulatory bodies. The nature of civil aviation itself has
changed with the evolution and proliferation of the low-cost carriers and growth of this
market. Moreover, air freight has grown considerably and now has a significant proportion of its traffic carried by the door-to-door service of the integrated carriers.




The general availability of desktop computers and low-cost software allows designers and
operators to use computerized techniques [e.g., modeling, simulation, and geographic
information system (GIS)] more widely and effectively as a day-to-day tool of airport
design and operation. In the area of the environmental impact of aviation, the aircraft
of the twenty-first century are an order-of-magnitude quieter than their predecessors:
The importance of noise impact has decreased as the industry faces increased scrutiny
and regulation in areas of water and air pollution, carbon footprint, renewable energy,
and sustainable development. In this edition, the authors have addressed these changes
and have restructured the shape of the text to reflect conditions as they are a decade
into the twenty-first century.

Chapters 6, 7, and 8 have seen major restructuring to cover airport–airspace
interaction, airport capacity (both airside and landside), and airside geometric design,
respectively. These three areas of airport planning and design have come to the forefront in a major and comprehensive way.