Accession Number:

ADA081243

Title:

Wide Body Aircraft Demand Potential at Washington National Airport,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE FLIGHT TRANSPORTATION LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The Federal Aviation Administration FAA, as owner and operator of the Metropolitan Washington Airports, Washington National and Dulles International, is issuing a policy statement to guide development and operation of these facilities into the 1990s. The FAAs Metropolitan Washington Airport policy establishes a balance between a complex set of criteria which reflect transportation service, investment requirements and environmental impacts. This report presents the results of an analysis of the feasibility and future impact of allowing service by wide-body aircraft into National Airport in Washington. The report concludes that by 1990, wide-body aircraft, if authorized, would constitute approximately 20 of all air carrier operations at National. This is equivalent to an average flight schedule of four wide-body departures per hour. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE