V.A Profillidis Books
Air Transport - Airports
Papasotiriou Publishing, 2023
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The book Air Transport – Airports (Papasotiriou Publishing, in Greek) includes the following:

• Aircraft technologies • High rates of increase of air traffic • Profitability and vulnerability of air transport • Evolution of air traffic (air companies, airports) • Regulation, deregulation, privatization • The airport as a system and as a node • Safety and security • Environmental effects and air transport • Air transport and other transport modes (high-speed trains, etc.) • Reasons generating air trips • Air transport and tourism Ch.2. The air transport market, legislation and regulations • The internal and external environment of air transport • Supply and demand in the air transport market • SWOT analysis • Evaluation of unit revenues and costs • Demography, energy costs, economic development and air transport • Elasticities • Legislation for air transport • International air conventions • International air transport authorities (ICAO, IATA, etc.) • Regulations for the design of air transport and airports • The air transport market: from monopoly to competition • European Union legislation • Liberalization of air transport in the USA and the EU • The air transport market under regulated and deregulated environment • Alliances and cooperation • Privatization: a purpose per se or a tool • Form of privatization of airports, advantages and disadvantages • The principal air companies in Europe Ch.3. Forecast of air transport demand • The various methods of forecast • Qualitative methods (specialists’ evaluation, Delphi, market surveys, scenario writing) • Statistical methods (trend projection of data, time-series) • Econometric methods • Gravity methods • Marked surveys for existing or new airports • Market surveys for air companies • A case-study for the application of statistical methods of forecast • Econometric models of Boeing, IATA, Airbus • How to choose the appropriate method of forecast - Ch.4. The aircraft • Principal technical characteristics of the various aircrafts in operation • Interaction of characteristics of aircrafts and air companies • Interaction of characteristics of aircrafts and airports • Components, weight, types of engine of aircrafts • Evolution of speed of aircrafts • Capacity, range, weight of the various types of aircrafts • Aircraft and required runway length • The principal aircraft constructors • Geometrical characteristics of aircrafts • Pay load and dead load of an aircraft • Maximum load for take off • Volume of fuel • Unit consumption of fuel for the various aircraft types • Mechanical behaviour and fatigue of materials of aircrafts • Maintenance of aircrafts • Reservation systems, global distribution systems, internet - Ch. 5 Operations, planning and site selection of an airport • Organization of airports in the regulated and deregulated air transport environment • Categorization of airports, hub airports • Planning of an airport and topics to be studied (according to ICAO, FAA) • Master plan and business plan of an airport • Selection of site of an airport and parameters to be taken into account (no physical obstacles in the itinerary for take-off and landing, operation during extreme meteorological conditions) • The effect of wind in the operation of aircrafts and airports • Max values of transverse wind in relation to runway length • Effect of fog, temperature, heavy rainfall • The windshear effect • Methods for consideration of a typical peak-hour for the design of the runway and the air terminal of an airport- application in a case study Ch.6. Geometrical design of runways, taxiway and apron of an airport • Categorization of runways according to ICAO • Choice of the appropriate orientation of an airport • Reference length and real length of a runway in relation to aircraft type • Take-off and runway length • Width of a runway • Longitudinal and transverse slope • Surfaces free of obstacles around an airport • Methods of calculation of the real length of an airport • Length, width and slopes of a taxiway • Geometrical design of exits from runway to taxiway • Capacity of a runway and taxiway, monograms according to ICAO and FAA • Apron, geometrical design and calculation of surfaces required • Application in a case-study Ch.7. Structural design of pavements of airports • Asphalt and concrete pavements: multi-layered systems of distribution of aircraft forces • Operational requirements • Design of base, sub-base and subgrade of an airport pavement • Design of asphalt pavements according to FAA and ICAO • Design of concrete pavements according to FAA and ICAO • Frost intrusion in the pavement • Geometrical analysis of soil under the pavement • Design of drainage devices for rainfall and groundwater • Snow, ice and operation of an airport, the appropriate equipment • Fuel distribution to aircrafts, equipment and safety measures Ch.8. Air terminal • The air terminal as an interface and a node • Principles, methodology and algorithms for the planning and design of air terminal according to ICAO and IATA • Modeling of flows of passengers and luggage in the air terminal and level of services • Activities and functions in the air terminal and level of services • Forms of conception of an air terminal (linear, satellite, etc), applications in relation to traffic • Required surface of air terminal and its components (check-in, departure lobby, etc.) in relation to traffic • Design of the various components of an air terminal (check-in, departure, arrival, customs, X-rays, etc.) –application in a case-study • Estimated times in the various procedures in the air terminal • Air traffic control building • Police and fire stations • Ground handling equipment, procedures and required times • Emergency landing • Air cargo facilities and equipment • Safety and security in the air terminal and the air field Ch.9. Air traffic control systems • Visual and instrument flight rules • Airways • Eurocontrol • Flight Information Region, Approach Region, Control in the airport area, Airport Flight Infosystem, Search and Rescue • Telecommunications air-ground • Radar (primary and secondary) • Aeronautical telecommunications • VOR, NDB, DME, TACAN, ARSR equipment • Instrument Landing Systems • VASIS and PAPIS systems • Approach Landing systems (runway and taxiway) • Air Traffic Management • Longitudinal and lateral separation of aircrafts • Holding procedure • Turbulences and rules of separation of successive aircrafts • The fragmented air traffic control system in Europe • Satellite technologies for air navigation Ch.10. Road and Rail Access to airports • Land access to airports and required travel times • Modal split for land access to principal airports • Road access by private car, bus, tourist bus, taxi, rented car • Road access for cargo traffic • Rail access (metro, regional railway, high-speed train) • Parking of vehicles in the airport area and pricing policies Ch. 11. Environmental effects of air transport and airports • Economic optimization and environmental management • Noise, air pollution, greenhouse effect, alteration of the surrounding environment, congestion in the air and ground, groundwater pollution, effects during construction of an airport, land use restrictions • FAA and ICAO regulations • Noise pollution due to the operation of an airport • Indices for the evaluation of noise from air transport • New engine technologies and reduction of level of emitted noise • Measurement of noise, regulations for the maximum permitted level of noise • Effects to health from noise • Design of landscape to reduce noise • Charges in case of excessive noise • Noise and compatible land uses • Air pollution due to aircraft gases • Contribution of air transport to global warming (Greenhouse effect) • Surface and groundwater pollution • Rubbish due to the operation of airports • The risk from concentration of great numbers of birds • Materials required for the construction of a new airport • Land use, NEF curves • Environmental studies for the construction and operation of an airport-application in a case-study Ch. 12. Cost, Tariff policy, Organisation and Management of Air Companies and Airports • Choice of the appropriate aircraft in relation to the characteristics of air company • Purchase cost for various types of aircrafts • Orders of new aircrafts during the last 2 decades • Cost of construction of a new airport • Cost of operation of an airport, unit values per passenger transported • Structure and components of revenues of airports • Principles of calculation of aeronautical changes according to ICAO • Landing fees • Fees for air navigation • Fees for ground handling • Non-aeronautical revenues • Unit revenues for some airports • Structure and components of operation costs of air companies • Direct and indirect operation costs • Operation costs in scheduled and low-cost air companies • Pricing policy of air companies • The yield management techniques • Units revenues of some air companies • The frequent flyer programs • Marketing of air companies • Effects of airports in the local and national economy, employment, investment, regional development • Slots allocation in an airport • Productivity of airports • Organization and management of airports • Organization and management of air companies