By Kenneth Button (editor)
This concise and obviously concentrated Dictionary, with contributions by way of the major specialists of their fields, brings order and readability to a subject matter which can be afflicted by confusion over terminology and ideas. It offers a bridge among the educational disciplines concerned and illustrates the applying of transportation coverage that crosses quite a few administrative divisions. slicing via jargon, the entries pay attention to the social technological know-how points of transportation research, defining some of the phrases utilized in transportation, and supplying worthwhile info on a few of the significant associations and applied sciences affecting this zone This concise and accomplished Dictionary may be a useful addition to libraries and learn institutes and a useful source for somebody with an curiosity within the research of shipping.
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The airline operated a fleet of 650 aircraft from four traffic hubs (Chicago, Dallas, Miami and San Juan) to 160 destinations worldwide. American Airlines’ regional affiliate, American Eagle, with a fleet of 259 regional jet and turbo-prop aircraft, extended the company’s overall network coverage to a further 117 destinations. In 2009, Delta’s merger with Northwest Airlines saw the combined company overtake American Airlines in size. Emirates, based in the Middle East at Dubai, is one of the world’s fastest-growing network carriers serving over 100 destinations.
Because the network and commercial functions are complementary, abuse of market power in the network function limits the demand and thus revenues in the commercial function. But still the authorities should be aware of the possibility that private airports may abuse market power, and hence of the possible need to regulate airports. Airports are usually regulated by means of price caps or rate-of-return regulation. Access to airports, by airlines, either incumbent or new entrants, is then left unregulated, and could be the source of formidable inefficiencies.
Only when these aspects are determined, and apron sizes and configurations have been settled in strict numerical terms can the taxiway system that will link the runways and the terminal facilities be designed. When specific issues such as taxiway runway and approach lighting, and navigation aid facilities, have been incorporated then the ‘air-side’ design is complete. Land-side design focuses on factors that affect access and terminal facility characteristics. Terminals are where architectural flair can be dominant, but the reconciliation of service needs and aesthetically delightful solutions is not an easy proposition.