Airport’s airfield

discussion 4

The facilities that are located on an airport’s airfield comprise a wide variety of technologies that together accommodate the operation of aircraft between the airport and the local airspace. Proper planning and management of the airfield and associated facilities are a necessary component of successful airport operations.

Answer the following questions

  1. What are the imaginary surfaces described in FAR Part 77 (AVM4160 Chapter 4 Diagram.pdf) for? What are the dimensions of these surfaces?
  2. What are the different types of signs that are located on an airfield? How are they marked? What do they mean?
  3. What are some of the facilities on the airfield that help detect and communicate wind and weather information?
  4. Discuss any recent Runway Accident that occurred by given suggestions of how it could have been avoided.

discussion 5

The FAA’s complex system of management hierarchies, facilities, policies, and technologies that make up air traffic control plays a vital role in the management of the civil aviation system in general and the operation of airports in particular. Although ultimate strategic and daily operational decisions on the control of air traffic lie with government or contracted air traffic controllers, as well as pilots of commercial and general aviation aircraft, knowledge of the air traffic control system, with particular respect to local airspace classifications, the presence of particular navigational aids, and policies for aircraft operations on and within the vicinity of the airport, is vital to the overall efficient management of the airport. The modernization of the national airspace and air traffic management under the NextGen paradigm is an incredibly complex set of solutions that affects every part of the system, including airports. The sheer complexity of the system presents challenges toward system-wide implementation. As recently as 2010, however, increasing elements of NextGen modernization are being implemented into and around airports and regions of airspace around the nation.

Answer the following questions.

  1. What are the different classes of airspace that exist in the current NAS?
  2. Discuss on how the airspace classes vary in location and air traffic control regulations?
  3. What types of weather reporting technologies are being developed to improve the safety and efficiency of aircraft traveling in the NAS?
  4. What are some of the air traffic management strategies being developed to enhance aircraft movement through the NAS?

discussion 6

Whether at a small general aviation airport or a large commercial service airport, the proper management of operations on the airfield is essential to the safety and efficiency of aircraft operations. For airports serving most air carrier operations, a written plan of operations management, addressing specific areas of operations and certain mandated specifications, is required by the Federal Aviation Administration as written in 14 CFR Part 139. For all airports, however, it is suggested that the areas of operations described in 14 CFR Part 139 be addressed, because the hazards that accompany wildlife, climate, and the potential for accidents resulting from aircraft operations have the potential of occurring regardless of the presence of commercial air carrier service.

Answer the following questions.

  1. Why is snow and ice control plan so important at some airports?
  2. How is an airport’s ARFF index determined? What are the ARFF requirements of an airport based on its index?
  3. What are some of the hazards associated with birds and wildlife in the vicinity of an airfield? Mention some of the control techniques associated with bird and wildlife hazard management?
  4. Discuss a major Aviation accident that occurred in the past 10years due to weather or wildlife then give a recommendation that would have prevented the accident from happening. .

discussion 7

An airport’s terminal serves as a uniquely fundamental component of the airport system, requiring planning and management to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft and passenger types. Although fundamental operational and planning concepts apply to every airport terminal facility, there are no two airport terminals in the world that are exactly alike. As a result, specificunderstanding of the operations of a particular airport terminal facility is necessary to operate and plan for the goal of accommodating both passengers and aircraft in the most efficient and high-quality manner. Equally important to the terminal itself is the ability for passengers to access the terminal and other airport facilities from the surrounding area. Airport management has the responsibility to manage ground access systems within the airport boundary and to promote efforts to facilitate ground access throughout the airport’s capture area by coordinating with the area’s local governments and metropolitan planning organizations. Airport ground access is vital to the airport not only for the passengers a working system brings to the airport but also by generating revenue for the airport.

Answer the following questions

  1. In what ways are passengers categorized while traveling through airport terminals? What are the required passenger processing facilities that exist at the airport terminal?
  2. What are the different modes that typically provide ground access to airports? Mention and discuss some factors influencing the demand for ground access?
  3. Discuss the impact of TNC’s on airport commercial ground transportation.
  4. What are the various parking facilities that are needed at airports? What are some of the technologies that exist and are being developed to improve ground access to airports?
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