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Planning and Design of Airports, 4/E / Edition 4

Planning and Design of Airports, 4/E / Edition 4


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Completely updated to cover all recent developments in the aviation industry, the new edition of this classic book offers you a definitive guide to the planning, engineering, and design of airports. Filled with example problems, illustrations, and up-to-date references, the work provides essential information on the dramatic changes in airport design and operation brought about by deregulation over the past decade.

You'll find a wealth of new ideas on the geometric design of the airfield...planning and design of terminal areas, including two new facilities in the Denver and Pittsburgh, signing, and marking...aircraft characteristics related to airport design...airport configuration...and forecasting in aviation and airport planning.

The Fourth Edition also updates statistical and legislative data on aviation and airports, and features the latest thinking on airport capacity, air traffic control, airport financing, the design of pavements, environmental assessment, and heliport and vertiport design.

Whether you're an engineer, architect, manager, or planner, the new edition of this definitive sourcebook will give you the hands-on expertise required to deal with any aspect of modern airport planning and design.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070453456
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/01/1993
Edition description: REV
Pages: 848
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.83(d)

About the Author

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

Chapter 1: The Nature of Civil Aviation
Chapter 2: Airport Characteristics Related to Aircraft Design
Chapter 3: Air Traffic Control
Chapter 4: Airport Planning
Chapter 5: Forecasting in Aviation and Airport Planning
Chapter 6: Airport Configuration
Chapter 7: Airport Capacity and Delay
Chapter 8: Geometric Design of the Airfield
Chapter 9: Planning and Design of the Terminal Area
Chapter 10: The Design of Heliport, Vertiports, and STOL Ports
Chapter 11: Structural Design of Pavements
Chapter 12: Lighting, Signing, and Marking
Chapter 13: Airport Drainage
Chapter 14: Environmental and Economic Assessment of Projects

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