ESD.224J Planning and Design of Airport Systems

Class Info

Focuses on current practice, developing trends, and advanced concepts in airport design and planning. Considers economic, environmental, and other trade-offs related to airport location, as well as the impacts of emphasizing "green" measures. Includes an analysis of the effect of airline operations on airports. Topics include demand prediction, determination of airfield capacity, and estimation of levels of congestion; terminal design; the role of airports in the aviation and transportation system; access problems; optimal configuration of air transport networks and implications for airport development; and economics, financing, and institutional aspects. Special attention to international practice and developments.

This class has no prerequisites.

ESD.224J will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by R. de Neufville and A. R. Odoni.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2013 Subject Evaluations, ESD.224J was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the ESD.224 Class Site site.

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