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Airport Planning and Management [Paperback]

Alexander T. Wells
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May 17, 2000 0071360093 978-0071360098 4 Sub
This work, used as a course book in the American Association of Airport Executives' accreditation programme, features coverage of industry developments, techniques, statistics, trends and legislation. This revised edition includes highlights of technological advances in airport operations and management, and discusses how airports are readying themselves for change in ownership as airports become privatized.

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Wells (professor emeritus, aviation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) and Rodrigues (applied aviation science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) have added new material on today’s ground and air security concerns, changes in systems and regulations, and new maintenance and flight technologies to this fourth edition of a text for students, especially those with a limited background in the subject, enrolled in aviation safety and/or management programs and college or university flight programs. With the introduction of coauthor Rodrigues,the book broadens its field of study to include regulatory information on OSHA, EPA, and TSA. (Sci-Tech Book News 2004-06-01) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Excellent and comprehensive." --Bookends

A 'must-read' for students and anyone wanting to learn more about the 'how and why' of airports." --Airliners

Extensively revised and updated, this new edition of the benchmark reference in airport planning and management brings aviation professionals and students comprehensive, timely, and authoritative coverage of a challenging field.

Alexander Wells' Airport Planning and Management is the industry source for current developments, cutting-edge planning and managing techniques, new technologies, statistics, trends, and regulatory issues. A complete course in airports, from history through previews of tomorrow's challenges, this comprehensive, leading-edge text is the course book chosen by experts. Offering expert guidance on airport site selection, design, access, financing, law and regulation, security, capacity, technological advances, and other issues important to the development and management of airports, Airport Planning and Management brings you a true insider's view of airport decision making. Along the way, noted aviation author Alexander T. Wells provides review questions that make this book perfect as a text or self-study tool.


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Passenger Facility Charges

Terminal Design Updates

Airport-Airway System Developments

Airside Technology Improvements

Landside Technology Improvements

Noise and Environmental Regulations

FAA Requirements

Capacity Issues

Management Issues

Military Base Conversions

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; 4 Sub edition (May 17, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071360093
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071360098
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,675,019 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Airport Planning & Management is an excellent reference for any student of airport management or aviation.
The book details just about every facet of how an airport is run. From airport site selection to runway design and everything in between, Airport Planning & Management just about covers it all.
The chapters are all well written and extremely well organized. Any aviation enthusiast who is interested in how airports are run will find this a valuable reference.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book Of Choice For Students and Dreamers August 22, 2005
Like many young men, and I daresay women, I was drawn to airport management after exposure to Burt Lamcaster's sterling portrayal of a harried airport manager in the Ross Hunter classic AIRPORT. Lancaster showed us that a man could handle a million problems all at once, if he had the right combination of grit and gray cells. It wasn't only the glamor, it was the idea of helping people get through their day--even when the people in question were six or seven miles up in the air--that made me consider airport management as a major at school.

Other factors prevented me from achieving my goal, but I continue to pick up textbooks and manuals to keep abreast of the way airports have changed over the last 35 years. From a technical point of view, one of the best resources for the lay manager is the Alexander Wells book AIRPORT PLANNING & MANAGEMENT (AP & MANAGEMENT) co-authored with Seth Young, both of them prominent in the field--and the airfield--today. This book brings you thoroughly up to date on the way the skies (and the terminals) have changed since the day of infamy, 9/11. Their information is laid out with dispatch, not a wasted word between them. In addition, they know their stuff, that's for sure. Over five hundred pages and I could detect only a few minor inaccuracies.

If you were assigned to develop your own airport in some understaffed part of the world, this would be the volume you would bring with you. If you were limited to bringing one textbook with you. Of course, the old joke among airport planning students is, what CD would you bring? Why, Briano Eno's MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS of course.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Overview of Airport Management! May 30, 2007
As an aviation professor, I wanted a book that offered a comprehensive but relatively basic overview to the many aspects of airport management. Airport Planning & Management is an easy read and its format makes it easy to refer back to areas of the book for review. It has a good balance of charts, diagrams, and graphics. It is a great book for students that want a well-rounded understanding of airports and their operations. It is also a great book for anyone who just want to know how airports work!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars First-class book of airport industry October 12, 2005
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A very good book,most 'freindly' and understandabale, offers wide spectrum of airport's infrastructure as well as its economic aspects. Recommanded forb thse intersted in aaition in general and airport planning in particular.

Hiilel Avihai
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bought this book two years ago and still today i use it for references and guide for term papers and just to read around.
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