Airport Terminal Planning for Tomorrow's Aircraft 690399

Using the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Airport as a reference point, the author considers the major prerequisites of airport terminal planning. A general criterion is projected concerning expansion and automation. With passenger convenience in mind, the paper stresses the importance of building terminals in stages as increasing traffic warrants and suggests that suitable backup measures should be provided as security against automation failures. Terminal layout problems are discussed together with their possible solutions, as related to such factors as population density and available land space.


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