Airport Engineering: Planning, Design and Development of 21st Century Airports

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First published in 1979, Airport Engineering by Ashford and Wright, has become a classic textbook in the education of airport engineers and transportation planners. Over the past twenty years, construction of new airports in the US has waned as construction abroad boomed. This new edition of Airport Engineering will respond to this shift in the growth of airports globally, with a focus on the role of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), while still providing the best practices and tested fundamentals that have made the book successful for over 30 years.

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The fully updated and revised classic on airport planning, design, and development

Air transportation is experiencing extraordinary growth, outstripping the capacity of airport and air traffic control systems, increasing congestion and delay, and creating inconvenience, cost hikes, and safety concerns for flyers. As the construction of new airports becomes more global, so too does the education, training, and employment of airport engineers, planners, and developers.

Airport Engineering is fully revised and updated to provide the most up-to-date engineering and design methods on the topic. Coverage includes drainage and pavement design, airside layout, landside access design, passenger and cargo facilities, and terminal design, as well as special coverage on airport master and system planning. This new edition:

  • Includes seven new chapters covering policy and regulations, economics, emergency planning, modeling and simulations, airport-design development process, and the future of the airport

  • Delivers new information on airspace planning and operations, and the development of multi-model airport terminals

  • Offers fresh insight on international standards by ICAO, in addition to existing coverage of FAA protocols

  • Is updated to account for changes to airport security and screening following the formation of the TSA in the United States following 9/11

  • Includes latest airport planning and management practices compiled in the TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

  • Features a new support website that provides links to online resources and standards for easy reference, in addition to an instructor's manual with assignments and discussion questions

Drawing from literature published by the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as publications from other governmental agencies and various aircraft manufacturers, airline companies, and industry organizations, Airport Engineering is a comprehensive and convenient one-volume guide to the state of the art in airport planning and design.

About the Author:

Norman J. Ashford is Professor Emeritus at Loughborough University of Technology in the UK. He has taught at Georgia Institute of Technology and Florida State University in the United States. He was editor of numerous professional journals and has published over 130 articles in various professional and research publications. The author of four multi-edition books, he currently serves as the Managing Director of his own aviation consulting company, which has worked on over 100 airports in over forty-three countries.

Saleh A. Mumayiz is an international consultant in airport planning and development for more than twenty-five years, serving with leading corporations in this field. He served in academic research and continuing education roles in leading U.S. universities. As an active participant in professional (ASCE) and research (TRB) organizations for more than twenty years, he served as chair and member of various TRB and ASCE committees, authoring papers and organizing conferences, workshops, and seminars.

Paul H. Wright is Professor Emeritus at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been active in continuing education programs and has served as a consultant to transportation agencies in the United States and Central America. The author of numerous papers, he is coauthor of three other books: Highway Engineering, Transportation Engineering: Planning and Design, and Introduction to Engineering.

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