Airport Operations, by Norman Ashford

Airport Operations

by Norman Ashford, John R. Beasley,
Pierre Coutu, Clifton A. Moore &
H. P. Martin Stanton

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By far the most comprehensive book on the subject, the completely new Second Edition of Airport Operations updates the many developments in this fast-changing industry. The book provides a broad perspective on the effects of deregulation, privatization, and commercialization. Thoroughly illustrated, it examines the most current practices in airport security and terminal access, cargo relations, noise control, scheduling issues, and more. It is equally valuable to aviation educators and students as well as to airport personnel.

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If It's Associated With an Airport, It's Covered In. . .AIRPORT OPERATIONS Need to know anything--or everything--about what it takes to make an airport function smoothly? This is the book that you should turn to first. The first edition--written a decade ago--was hailed for its clear and complete treatment of a very complex subject. Now, building on these strengths, the completely new Second Edition of Airport Operations updates the many developments in this fast-changing industry. The book provides a broad perspective on the effects of deregulation, privatization, commercialization, and other trends that have had a major impact on the airports of today. . .and tomorrow. Thoroughly illustrated, it examines the most current practices in: Airport security and terminal access; Cargo operations and baggage handling; Technical services; Operational and emergency readiness; Passenger/airline relations; Noise control; Scheduling issues and the effects of "hubbing"; Ground movement of aircraft. The book is written in an authoritative yet accessible style that makes it equally valuable to aviation educators and students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as to airport personnel, airport planners and designers, and aviation managers at all levels.

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Ch. 1 The airport as an operational system
Ch. 2 Airport peaks and airline rescheduling
Ch. 3 Airport noise control
Ch. 4 Aircraft operating characteristics
Ch. 5 Operational readiness
Ch. 6 Ground handling
Ch. 7 Baggage handling
Ch. 8 Passenger terminal operations
Ch. 9 Airport security
Ch. 10 Cargo operations
Ch. 11 Airport technical services
Ch. 12 Airport aircraft emergencies
Ch. 13 Airport access
Ch. 14 Operational administration and performance
Ch. 15 The airport operations manual

Reader review:

This book is an excellent text to all airport related personnels. I found it's particularly useful to people working in airport and/or aviation management who want to gain more in-depth understanding to all areas of airport operations. This book can also serve as in-house classroom training text for airline personnel. A highly recommended one!
Vector Y.C. Wong

This book provides a thorough analysis in all facets of airport operations and provides the reader with a logistical insight that is unmatched. While the book provides a great overview, it lacks information particularly on air cargo development and facility planning at airports. While the growth in air cargo traffic significantly outpaces passenger growth, air cargo development issues at airports become more significant. Air cargo development issues must be addressed by airport authorities. This book only makes scant reference to this. However, "Airport Operations" is a valuable book to all airport authorities, consultants and transport researchers. No doubt, a very timely piece of information.


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