SYLLABUS 2009 -- last update Nov. 25, 2009
(lectures and  problem sets will be altered)

Note:  Material will be updated during semester. Versions updated this fall are starred.
Date Topic Assignment, Readings By
Sept   10
Intro.:  Current Status of Airport/Airline Industry 09* Chap 1
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15
Airport characteristics and terminology
Chap 9
ARO
  17 Airside design specifications and capacity Chap 9, 10
Cap. Assignment out
  22
Models of runway system capacity Chap 10
  24 Capacity of other airside elements; annual capacity
  Other Airfield Capacity
Airfield Specs and Capacity
Chap 10, 11

29
Congestion; Analysis of Airside and Landside delays Chap 11, 23 Cong. Assignment* out data for this problem
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 Oct
1
Airport demand management Chap 12
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6
Uncertainty in Airport planning*

Fantastic Accident Photos
Chap 3, 20 ; Forecasting Assig
Tutorial ;
Excel
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8
Airport Forecasting* Chap 3, 20
Capacity due
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13
No class (Monday schedule for MIT)


  15
Passenger building concepts
Optimal Configuration of Airport Passenger Bldgs
Chap 14,   Logan visit Assignment  with
Excel Sheet
Congestion due
  20
Capacity of airport passenger buildings  
Jetblue Terminal at JFK/New York
Belin--Efficiency through shared use of facilities
Chap 15

22
Baggage Handling Systems and A/P Security Chap 17
ARO

27
Passenger building design 09* Chap 16   Forecast sol  Forecast due
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29
Bonnefoy Presentation
Multiairport Systems (Bonnefoy et al)
Data on MAS from Bonnefoy database
Chap 5, TRB; JTP Low-Cost;  Cahiers ; Dr. Bonnefoy, MIT
 Nov
3
Effects of airline deregulation* ; Strategic Planning*
Orlando TRB Presentation
Chap 4, 5
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5
Environmental Planning Practice Chap 6 Marla Engel, VHB

10
Airport Access Planning* JAPA, Chap 17
Visit due
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12
Athens International Airport Case Study
ARO

17
First Project Presentations
Draft Projects Due
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19
Massport Presentations -- Black and White
Massport Presentations -- Color Slides


Barcelona Terminal 2
Logan visit
Note:  Special bus to Airport at about 12.15 (return 2.30)
Thomas Kinton, Massport CEO and Flavio Leo

24
Cultural DifferencesBangkok ; Shanghai Chap 2
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Thanksgiving


 Dec 1 Airport Charges Chap 7 ARO
  3 Regulation and Financing Chap 8

 8 Project presentations:  Students   Projects due ARO + de N
    10 Project presentations:  Students
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