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This thesis investigates the main issues to be considered in
designing an airport for the present and the future. Points for consideration
include a review of the:
--Changes in airport design and their effect on airport planning
and air transportation
--Effects of the airline industry on a community; for example,
noise effects, potential for future growth, etc.
--Additional services that should be provided by airport facilities
other than passenger handling
--Complex nature of the facility, in addition to the need for
--Basic airport configurations and their characteristics
In addition, Roanoke Municipal Airport was selected as a design
exercise. The new facility was planned as a regional airport for the
year 2000. This part of the study includes the plan, which is a description
of the design process, the program which discusses in detail the requirements for the airport facilities, and the actual design
which is illustrated by models and drawings.