Aviation Infrastructure Performance

A Study in Comparative Political Economy

Author: Clifford Winston,Gines de Rus

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815793960

Category: Transportation

Page: 237

View: 7090

Aviation performance is an important cog in modern globalized economies, which demand flexibility, mobility, efficiency, and dependability. Airport delays have gone from being a nuisance to being a salient public concern, drawing the ire of even the White House. In this important book, international transportation experts compare and contrast how different nations have managed their airports and air traffic control systems and how well they are meeting the needs of their people. The book's cross-national approach encompasses several different institutional arrangements, making it a timely and valuable study in comparative political economy. Among the countries studied, the United States is sometimes seen as a bastion of free markets, at the forefront of airline deregulation, but its airports and air traffic control system are publicly owned and operated. The same is true in continental Europe, for the most part. In contrast, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Canada are experimenting with privatization, while even mainland China is allowing the private sector to participate in airport ownership. Which methods work best, and under what circumstances? This book provides the answers.

Airport Regulation Investment and Development of Aviation

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9282102920


Page: 71

View: 2649

This report reviews recent experience with airport regulation on the basis of discussions at the International Transport Forum between leaders of airlines and airports together with regulators and economists.

A Handbook of Transport Economics

Author: André de Palma,Robin Lindsey,Emile Quinet,Roger Vickerman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857930877

Category: Transportation

Page: 928

View: 6914

'This Handbook is a stellar compilation of up-to-date knowledge about the important topics in transport economics. Authors include the very best in the field, and they cover the most important topics for today's research and policy applications. Individual chapters contain sound, readable, well referenced explanations of each topic's history and current status. I cannot think of a better place to start for anyone wanting to become current in the field or in any of its parts.' – Kenneth Small, University of California-Irvine, US Bringing together insights and perspectives from close to 70 of the world's leading experts in the field, this timely Handbook provides an up-to-date guide to the most recent and state-of-the-art advances in transport economics. The comprehensive coverage includes topics such as the relationship between transport and the spatial economy, recent advances in travel demand analysis, the external costs of transport, investment appraisal, pricing, equity issues, competition and regulation, the role of public–private partnerships and the development of policy in local bus services, rail, air and maritime transport. This Handbook is designed both for use on postgraduate and advanced undergraduate courses and as a reference for anyone working in the field. It also complements the textbook Principles of Transport Economics.

Resource Guide to Airport Performance Indicators

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 030915538X

Category: Airports

Page: 279

View: 568

"Explores airport performance indicators (APIs) for use in benchmarking and performance measurement. These APIs are sorted by functional type and their criticality to the airport strategic plan. More than 800 performance indicators are presented in three main categories: Core, Key, and Other APIs. "Core" or fundamental indicators are important for overall operation of the airport and of interest to the Chief Executive Officer or governing board. "Key" or departmental indicators are important for the operations of key airport functions and departments. The remaining "Other" indicators are considered useful as secondary departmental unit performance indicators but not critical to the airport's overall function. The printed versions of ACRP Report 19A include a bound in CD (CRP-CD-94) of the Interactive Resource Guide that is identical to the pdf that is posted online."--Provided by publisher.

The Promise and Perils of Infrastructure Privatization

The Macquarie Model

Author: L. Solomon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230101410

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

View: 6095

This book focuses on the Macquarie Group Ltd. From its modest beginnings in Australia, Macquarie has achieved preeminence as the world's leading non-governmental operator of infrastructure assets. Its infrastructure fund model leases (or buys) staid assets ranging from toll roads to airports, piles on debt and reaps handsome rewards.

Last Exit

Privatization and Deregulation of the U.S. Transportation System

Author: Clifford Winston

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815704768

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 515

In Last Exit Clifford Winston reminds us that transportation services and infrastructure in the United States were originally introduced by private firms. The case for subsequent public ownership and management of the system was weak, in his view, and here he assesses the case for privatization and deregulation to greatly improve Americans' satisfaction with their transportation systems.

Aviation Safety

Should Airlines be Required to Share Pilot Performance Records? : Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, First Session, December 13 and 14, 1995

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Aviation

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Aeronautics

Page: 252

View: 5487


Modelling and Managing Airport Performance

Author: Konstantinos Zografos,Giovanni Andreatta,Amedeo Odoni

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118535472

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 8611

Modelling and Managing Airport Performance provides an integrated view of state-of-the-art research on measuring and improving the performance of airport systems with consideration of both airside and landside operations. The considered facets of performance include capacity, delays, economic costs, noise, emissions and safety. Several of the contributions also examine policies for managing congestion and allocating sparse capacity, as well as for mitigating the externalities of noise, emissions, and safety/risk. Key features: Provides a global perspective with contributing authors from Europe, North and South America with backgrounds in academia, research institutions, government, and industry Contributes to the definition, interpretation, and shared understanding of airport performance measures and related concepts Considers a broad range of measures that quantify operational and environmental performance, as well as safety and risk Discusses concepts and strategies for dealing with the management of airport performance Presents state-of-the-art modelling capabilities and identifies future modelling needs Themed around 3 sections – Modelling Airport Performance, Assessing Airport Impacts, and Managing Airport Performance and Congestion Modelling and Managing Airport Performance is a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners in the global air transportation community.

Liberalization in Aviation

Competition, Cooperation and Public Policy

Author: Hartmut Wolf,Peter Forsyth,David Gillen,Kai Hüschelrath,Hans-Martin Niemeier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317105427

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 3214

The last few decades have witnessed substantial liberalization trends in various industries and countries. Starting with the deregulation of the US airline industry in 1978, regulatory restructuring took place in further network industries such as telecommunications, electricity or railways in various countries around the world. Although most of the liberalization movements were initially triggered by the worrying performances of the respective regulatory frameworks, increases in competition and corresponding improvements in allocative and productive efficiency were typically associated with the respective liberalization efforts. From an academic perspective, the transition from regulated industries to liberalized industries has attracted a substantial amount of research reflected in many books and research articles which can be distilled to three main questions: (1) What are the forces that have given rise to regulatory reform? (2) What is the structure of the regulatory change which has occurred to date and is likely to occur in the immediate future? (3) What have been the effects on industry efficiency, prices and profits of the reforms which have occurred to date? Liberalization in Aviation brings together renowned academics and practitioners from around the world to address all three questions and draw policy conclusions. The book is divided into five sections, in turn dealing with aspects of competition in various liberalized markets, the emergence and growth of low-cost carriers, horizontal mergers and alliances, infrastructures, and concluding with economic assessments of liberalization steps so far and proposed steps in the future.

Developing an Airport Performance-measurement System

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309154774

Category: Airports

Page: 144

View: 2013

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 19: Developing an Airport Performance-Measurement System provides guidance on developing and implementing an effective performance-measurement system for airports. The report's accompanying CD-ROM provides tools designed to help users complete the step-by-step process for developing an airport performance-measurement system as presented in ACRP Report 19. The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB's website as an ISO image.

The Independent Airport Planning Manual

Author: A L W Bradley

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857090356

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

View: 2644

This independent manual provides airport planners and architects with an essential planning guide and reference tool, based on the author’s extensive experience in the field and involvement in developing best practice airline and airport industry guidelines. Chapters cover topics such as demand forecasting, masterplan development, terminal pier and satellite infrastructure, baggage handling, apron design and airport security. Provides airport planners and architects with an essential guide and reference tool, based on the author’s extensive experience Discusses key airport planning issues including forecasting demand, planning and strategic objectives and airport security Outlines important airport planning principles specified by IATA for masterplan development featuring evaluation techniques and independent development planning

Aviation Security

Screener Training and Performance Measurement Strengthened, But More Work Remains

Author: Cathleen A. Berrick

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756748944


Page: 60

View: 3113

The screening of airport passengers & their checked baggage is a critical component in securing our nation's commercial aviation system. This report incorporates results from a survey of 155 Federal Security Directors -- the ranking Transportation Security Admin. (TSA) authority responsible for the leadership & coordination of TSA security activities at the nation's commercial airports. This report addresses: (1) actions TSA has taken to enhance training for passenger & checked baggage screeners & screening supervisors, (2) how TSA ensures that screeners complete required training, & (3) actions TSA has taken to measure & enhance screener performance in detecting threat objects. Charts & tables.

How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance

Author: Lois S. Kramer,Aaron Bothner,Max Spiro

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309271002

Category: Airports

Page: 93

View: 9807

"TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 48: How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance examines the strategic importance of customer service and how airports are measuring the quality of customer service."-- Publisher's description.

Privatization and Regulation of Transport Infrastructure

Guidelines for Policymakers and Regulators

Author: Antonio Estache,Ginés de Rus

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821347218

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 9148

The 1990s saw an increase in the liberalisation of transport policies and a strengthening of the role of private operators and investors in transport infrastructure worldwide. The search for sustained improvement in efficiency is probably secondary to the need to find additional financing, but it is improvement in services that is at the core of the new role of the government in transport. Governments must now become fair economic regulators of many of the privately operated transport services and infrastructures. This book examines the major challenges that governments are likely to face in taking on their new role in transport.

Airport Economics in Latin America and the Caribbean

Benchmarking, Regulation, and Pricing

Author: Tomás Serebrisky

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821389335


Page: 232

View: 1519

Traditionally, air transport infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) was exclusively under government ownership and management. Starting in the late 1990s, several Latin American countries implemented innovative public-private partnerships (PPP) that transferred the financing and management of air transport sector infrastructure to the private sector. This book presents the findings of a first-ever, comprehensive study of how LAC region airports have evolved during this notable period of transition in airport ownership. It is an unbiased, positive analysis of what happened, rather than a normative analysis of what should be done to reform the airport sector or to attract private participation. It takes the first step in response to the need for more conclusive information about the influence of airport ownership on economic performance. The book is centered around the study of three dimensions of performance: productive efficiency, institutional set up for the governance of the sector, and financing of airport PPPs. Using rigorous analytical tools, this book answer a series of key questions to evaluate the introduction of private sector participation in the Latin American airport sector: Are LAC airports technically efficient? How has efficiency evolved in the last decade? Are privately-run airports more efficient than state-operated airports? How do independent regulators compare with government agencies in accountability, transparency, and autonomy? How has the level and structure of aeronautical tariffs changed in recent years? The main audience of this book are air transport practitioners, transport regulators, decisionmakers in transport ministries, and PPP units and academics.



Author: Boddy Trevor,Stanis Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781773270265

Category: Architecture

Page: 188

View: 7861

Stantec is a global design firm uniting over 22,000 staff across six continents. The firm has established itself as a world leader in the design of airports. Every single day, one out of every three passengers travelling in North America passes through an airport where Stantec has completed a significant project. Winning numerous airport industry and architectural awards for their innovative design excellence, Stantec has transformed airport terminals that are regularly ranked as among the world's best in independent surveys of the flying public.