Airports on the Rise

by Catherine A. Cardno, Ph.D., Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2017, Vol. 87, Issue 11, Pg. 68-75,80-80


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: As air traffic continues to grow, the nation’s airports face a number of challenges, including ensuring passenger safety and comfort, overcoming limitations on expansion, speeding passenger throughput, and managing airspace efficiently. But many airports are working to resolve these challenges—to, as some say, “future-proof” their infrastructure. These initiatives could set the course for airport renewal across the nation.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Air traffic | Traffic safety | Passengers | Traffic speed | Aerospace engineering | Infrastructure

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