Houston's Jetero Airport: Development of Airport Terminal and Related Areas

by Frank H. Newnam, Jr.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Aero-Space Transport Division, 1963, Vol. 89, Issue 1, Pg. 27-38

Document Type: Journal Paper


Houston's intercontinental classification airport will be constructed on a completely undeveloped tract of land located 15 miles north of the central business district. This location permitted the optimum selection and design of: Land requirements (600 acres were selected); alinement; configuration; and length of runways to produce maximum runway capacity and safety. The first stage consists of a instrument runway 9,400 ft long and a secondary runway 8,400 ft long, with provision for three runways 12,000 ft long, having clear zones within site. Drainage, subsoil treatment and other engineering features are carefully provided, and recommendations have been presented for aerial zoning.

Subject Headings: Airport terminals | Airport and airfield pavements | Business districts | Safety | Drainage | Subsoils | Zoning | Engineering firms | Texas | United States

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