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Airport Design and Capacity

Airport Design and Capacity Example:  San Francisco International Airport (KSFO).

This activity consists of two parts:

First, watch the following short video about why the design of SFO often causes problems for travelers.

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Second, write a short 200-300 word discussion input related to the airport you chose for this week’s Essay (Activity 2.3).  For that same airport, describe the general runway layout and issues that limit the airport’s capacity.  It might be runway proximity under instrument conditions (like SFO), limited runways, noise restrictions, nearby airport traffic, or even air traffic saturation (like at Level 3 slot-controlled airports).  In addition to the capacity limitation, also describe possible solutions the airport might take to mitigate that limitation and improve their capacity.


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