Fine Tuning the Airfield: The New Denver International Airport

by Richard F. Veazey, New Denver Airport Office, Denver, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: International Air Transportation: A New International Airport


This paper discusses airfield layout considerations that have been incorporated into the design of the new Denver International Airport (DIA). These concepts include some unique provisions for unimpeded taxing of aircraft, an advanced lighting program on the airfield, push-back zones behind parked aircraft, and other considerations which provide qualitative improvements in air traffic management and ground operations. The Airport is currently under construction with these improvements incorporated into the development program. While not practicable at all airports, these design considerations may be applicable for inclusion in projects at certain airports where new or redevelopment programs are being considered.

Subject Headings: Airport and airfield pavements | Airports and airfields | Air traffic control | Air traffic | Traffic signals | Traffic capacity | Traffic accidents | Colorado | United States | Denver

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