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Editors: Pierre B. Larauge and Martin E. Castille
Book Description:
An airport is a location where aircraft such as airplanes, helicopters, and blimps take off and land. Aircraft may also be stored or maintained at an airport. An airport consists of at least one surface such as a runway, a helipad, or water for takeoffs and landings, and often includes buildings such as hangars and terminal buildings.

Larger airports may have fixed base operator services, seaplane docks and ramps, air traffic control, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. A military airport is known as an airbase or air station. The terms airfield, airstrip, and aerodrome may also be used to refer to airports, and the terms heliport, seaplane base, and STOLport refer to airports dedicated exclusively to helicopters, seaplanes, or short takeoff and landing aircraft. In some jurisdictions, the term airport is used where the facility is licensed as such by the relevant government organization (e.g. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada)

This new book brings together important research related to airports.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. A Platform To Increase The Safety of Ground Movements in the Airside Area of Airports, pp. 1-31
(Augusto Casaca, IST/INESC, Gabriel Pestana IST/INESC, Isabel Oliveira, ANA-Aeroportos, and Tiago Silva, INESC)

Chapter 2. New Frontiers of the European Airport Management Performances, Risks, and Trends of Development, pp. 33-50
(A. Nucciarelli Dept. of Technology Management, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands, and P. O. Achard, Univ. dell'Aquila, Dept. of Economic Systems and Institutions, L'Aquila, Italy)

Chapter 3. Reconciliation Ecology and the Indiana Bat at Indianapolis International Airport, pp. 51-65
(Dale W. Sparks, Virgil Brack Jr., John O. Whitaker, Jr., Center for North American Bat Research and Conservation, Dept. of Biology, Indiana State Univ., Richard Lotspeich, Dept. of Economics, Indiana State Univ.)

Chapter 4. Support for Airport Strategic Planning: Balancing an Airport's Economic and Environmental Performance, pp. 67-103
(Roland Wijnen, Warren Walker, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft Univ. of Technology, Dries Visser, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology)

Chapter 5. Occupational Exposure in Airport Personnel: Health Risks, pp. 105-121
(Delia Cavallo, Cinzia Lucia Ursini, and Sergio Iavicoli, Dept. of Occupational Medicine, ISPESL-National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Prevention, Italy)

Chapter 6. Capacity Analysis of Check-in Units in Airports Using Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Network Approaches, pp. 123-145
(Recep Koray Kiyildi, Nigde Univ., Dept. Of Civil Engineering, Nigde)

Chapter 7. Reducing Delays by Optimized Runway Assignment, pp. 147-163
(Rainer Kiehne, Air Transport and Airport Research, German Aerospace Cenetr, Koln, Germany and Michael Kolonko, Inst. fur Mathematik, Univ. of Technology, Clausthal, Germany)

Short Communications

Does Airline Market Power Affect Airport Performance?, pp. 167-178
(Carlos F. Alves, CEMPRE, Faculdade de Economia, Univ. do Porto, Porto, Portugal, Cristina Barbot, CETE, Facultad de Economia, Univ. do Porto, Porto, Portugal)

Aviation Meteorological Forecasts and Warnings: An Airport Management Tool, pp. 179-187
(M.P. de Villiers, Weather Services International(Europe), Birmingham, United Kingdom)

Challenges of Airports in Multi-Airport Regions(MARs), pp. 189-197
(Becky P.Y. Loo, Dept. of Geography, The Univ. of Hong Kong)

Complex Network View of Performance and Risks on Airport Networks, pp. 199-205
(Ganesh Bagler, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Inst. of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 220 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-393-1
   Status: AV
  
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