Airport Cities Twenty-One: The New Global Transport Centers of the Twenty-First Century

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910436328
  • Publisher: Conway Data
  • Publication date: 12/28/1993
  • Pages: 113
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.99 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
What does it all mean?
2 The Emerging Global System of Airport Cities 5
Unplanned airport cities
John F. Kennedy International Airport
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport
Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport
Concept of the true airport city
The new global system
A glimpse of century 21
3 Categories of Airport Cities and Communities 17
Five-star global airport cities
The wayport idea
Four-star international airport cities
Three-star airport cities
Two-star airport cities
One-star airport cities
Residential airport communities
Spruce Creek: prototype fly-in community
Frontier villages
Connecting the stars
Space ports
4 Some Noteworthy Airport City Projects 27
New airport city sites
Existing airport enhancements
Industrial projects
Commitments and compromises
Importance of critical mass
5 Airport City Planning 41
Area planning factors
The runway
High-speed rail
Highway access
Local access and shuttles
The NIMBY problem
Jetports versus airstrips
The real risk of falling planes
Ecologically sensitive areas
Airport city land planning
Identifying the "airport community"
The noise factor
Atrocities encountered in site-seeking
Barriers to development
Making room for everybody
Decoplex opportunities
The aircraft parking problem
Climatic conditions
6 New Global Investment Opportunities 51
Roles for private investors
Outright ownership
Shared ownership
Joint ventures
BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer)
Through-the-fence development
Investing in airports or components
Business climate
Financial feasibility
Establishing lease basis
Office and industrial parks
Comparison of travel alternatives
Internal corporate airlines
Cargo and distribution facilities
Importance of taxiway access
Role of standard containers
New plan for airport cargo area
Location analysis for distribution facilities
Travel and tourism ventures
Attractions and special events
Market factors
Some aviation numbers
7 The Coming Global Revolution in Personal Travel 73
The new open societies
Economic development opportunities
New travel patterns
The magic of GPS
New fly-in facilities
En route facilities
Destination resorts
8 Terrorism and Security 81
A global problem we cannot overlook
Economic development implications
Expression of concern
Media coverage
Safe Skies Award established
Nominations and winners
Appendix 89
A Lifelong Survey of Airports
Fly-In Industrial and Business Parks in the United States and Canada
Index 109
About the Author 113
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