Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Problems. Topic S03-04. Airport System Planning Practices

In November 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA )published Advisory Circular 150-5070-7, The Airport System Planning Process. The advisory circular defines the primary purpose of airport system planning to be studying the performance and interaction of an entire aviation system to understand the interrelationship of the member airports. The system evaluated in the plan can be the airports of a metropolitan area, state, or several contiguous states. Although the process involves many varied elements, the objectives of the effort are to identify, preserve, and enhance the aviation system to meet current and future demand. The ultimate result of the system planning process should be the establishment of a viable, balanced, and integrated system of airports. The airport system planning process has proven instrumental in identifying geographical areas underserved by aviation facilities, and fostering the inclusion of additional facilities/new site areas in National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS). The process has also proven successful in identifying areas where similar aviation facilities unduly compete to serve the same limited market area, and in establishing recommendations to prevent the further duplication of facilities. The purpose of this synthesis would be to report on the state of airport system planning practice through a review of literature and survey of state aviation agencies and regional planning organizations.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The audience for this synthesis report includes airport operators, regional transportation planning agency staff, state aviation agency staff and FAA staff responsible for the NPIAS.</font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><o:p><font size="3"> </font></o:p></p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $25000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Performing Organizations:

    Wilbur Smith Associates

    6600 Clough Pike
    Cincinnati, OH  United States  45244
  • Principal Investigators:

    Fritsche, Barbara

  • Start Date: 20080401
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090609
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15470

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462743
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:09PM