Airport investment planning in Newfoundland.

McLean, John Alexander (1970) Airport investment planning in Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Efficient transportation planning by both public and private agencies requires an estimate of future travel demands. These estimates are dependent upon both the transportation system components and the socio-economic variables in a region. The basic problem in transportation planning is to convert existing transportation system data and socio-economic data into future travel demands. This type of planning requires a logical planning framework and a rigourous and consistent modelling technique. -- In a developmental situation, the airplane is a most desirable mode of travel because of its independence of expensive surface routes. Air travel demand for short haul trips is highly dependent upon airport location and accessibility. Before implementing any changes in airport location, the planners must be able to evaluate the consequences of various alternatives. -- This thesis describes the criteria involved in airport investment planning and outlines a logical framework for regional airport location planning. The mathematical modelling technique used in this framework is based on linear graph theory. The model and framework is intended to aid the planner in deriving traffic consequences in relation to specific investments in the Newfoundland air network. -- 'The systematic analysis of the regional airport location problem provides for a thorough understanding of the role of transportation in stimulating future public and private investments.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 11021
Additional Information: Bibliography : leaves 94-97.
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: 1970
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Airports--Planning; Airports--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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