November 15, 1971

Special Report: Facing the Airport Challenge

Airlines7 Fiscal Woes Buffet Airports

Special Report: Facing the Airport Challenge

Traffic Growth, Noise Wrack Los Angeles Airport Planning

Special Report: Facing the Airport Challenge

Dallas/Ft. Worth Seeks New Gateway Role

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Airlines7 Fiscal Woes Buffet Airports

Financial squeeze on the air transport industry is fostering basic changes in airport design and operating concepts and is intensifying the occasional conflicts between airlines and airport operators over the rate and magnitude of development needed at U.S. air terminals.

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Traffic Growth, Noise Wrack Los Angeles Airport Planning

Los Angeles—Los Angeles International Airport is waiting for a decision by the Los Angeles city council whether to allow the airport to begin reconstruction of its south parallel runway complex. The project has been deferred since the beginning of this year because of demands by neighboring homeowners for an environmental impact study first.

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Dallas/Ft. Worth Seeks New Gateway Role

Dallas-Master planning for the new Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport (D/FW) envisions its development into an intercontinental gateway capable of luring traffic that historically has utilized U.S. coastal cities. Airport planners here are convinced that many hub airports in this country will not be able to keep pace with the inevitable large growth of air transportation.

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Reactions to Automated Support Gear Vary

New York-Domestic airlines are buying increasingly-more-automated baggage handling and people mover equipment in their second generation acquisitions of ground support hardware for wide-bodied jet aircraft, but a trend away from fully automated cargo handling systems is developing.

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Environment Issues Stunt Airport Growth

Miami-Strong public concern over environmental issues is retarding growth of the nation’s airport system to such an extent that some airport and government officials are predicting a crisis if air traffic resumes pre-1970 growth rates. One airport official said the only thing that has postponed the disaster thus far has been the economic recession which past two years.

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Bay Area Seeks Greater Airport Capacity

San Francisco—Massive construction anc International Airport to nearly double the facility is continuing to operate as th When completed, its planners expect a compact and convenient atmosphere moving people to, from and within it. These expectations rest, to some extent, on what planners freely admit is an expensive gamble that the airport eventually will be linked both to the city of San Francisco and to the thickly populated suburban areas to the south by rapid transit.

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Frankfurt Girds for Another Expansion

Frankfurt—Massive expansion and modernization program under way at Frankfurt Airport for the past six years will be completed in March, but it is only the precursor of yet another expansion needed to handle the traffic growth projected for the 1980s.

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Paris Nord Concept Keyed to Expansion

Roissy-en-France—First operational segment of the Paris Airport Authority’s new Paris Nord terminal complex is in the final stages of construction here, and is scheduled to open in early 1974 with an initial capacity of 8 million passengers per year.

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Charters Force Revised Airport Standards

London-British Airports Authority, now predicting a charter growth rate of up to 28% annually, is pushing its capital construction programs hard to meet the flow and is taking a close look at patterns emerging in Europe. Britain, with its numerous independent airlines competing strongly for the business, is becoming a proving ground for air charter, and its activities in the inclusive tour market have already had marked impact on activities of world airlines and airports in incursions into the market, and in airport improvement.

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Tampa Design Keyed to Shuttle System

Tampa, Fla.-The long-walk malady suffered by airline passengers in many terminals throughout the world has been cured in Tampa, but the elixir which worked the magic was expensive—more than $80 million. That is the price tag of the new Tampa International Airport where a passenger walks no further than 700 ft.

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