Planning and Design of Airports, Fifth Edition

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May 17, 2010


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Authoritative, Up-to-Date Coverage of Airport Planning and Design

Fully updated to reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the aviation industry, the new edition of this classic text offers definitive guidance on every aspect of planning, design, engineering, and renovating airports and terminals. Planning and Design of Airports, Fifth Edition, includes complete coverage of the latest aircraft and air traffic management technologies, passenger processing technologies, computer-based analytical and design models, new guidelines for estimating required runway lengths and pavement thicknesses, current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards, and more.

Widely recognized as the field's standard text, this time-tested, expertly written reference is the best and most trusted source of information on current practice, techniques, and innovations in airport planning and design.


  • Designing facilities to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft
  • Air traffic management
  • Airport planning studies
  • Forecasting for future demands on airport system components
  • Geometric design of the airfield
  • Structural design of airport pavements
  • Airport lighting, marking, and signage
  • Planning and design of the terminal area
  • Airport security planning
  • Airport airside capacity and delay
  • Finance strategies, including grants, bonds, and private investment
  • Environmental planning
  • Heliports

Table of contents

Part 1: Airport Planning; Chapter 1. The Nature of Civil Aviation and Airports; Chapter 2. Aircraft Characteristics Related to Airport Design; Chapter 3. Air Traffic Management; Chapter 4. Airport Planning Studies; Chapter 5. Forecasting for Airport Planning; Part 2: Airport Design; Chapter 6. Geometric Design of the Airfield; Chapter 7. Structural Design of Airport Pavements; Chapter 8. Airport Lighting, Marking, and Signage; Chapter 9. Airport Drainage; Chapter 10. Planning and Design of Terminal Area; Part 3: Special Topics in Airport Planning and Design; Chapter 11. Airport Security Planning; Chapter 12. Airport Airside Capacity and Delay; Chapter 13. Finance Strategies for Airport Planning; Chapter 14. Environmental Planning; Chapter 15. Heliports; Index

Author comments

Robert Horonjeff was an internationally known consultant on airport design.

Francis McKelvey is Professor Emeritus in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University.

William Sproule is Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Tech University.

Seth Young is Associate Professor in the Department of Business Administration at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).

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