ELECTRONIC WIZARDRY, CONCRETE, & DECISION MAKING AS KEYS TO AIRPORT CAPACITY 740477
Airport capacity at major airports is less now than it was only a year ago. The prospect of ATC technology improvements providing major capacity increases are much smaller than anticipated. The bigger payoff must come from a truly integrated total airport design, along with enough runways, adequate airport access, and in the long term airplanes which better fit high density airports.
The paper outlines problems which are affecting airport capacity, and assesses the problems and prospects in achieving major improvements in airport capacity and reduction of delay. Many elements must work synergistically and must be drawn more closely together if there is to be a cost-effective, high-capacity airport system.