Engineering & Planning – Critical Aircraft/Runway Length & FAA Radar Data Release Process

Airport Consultants Council


Friday, October 16, 2015
11:26 a.m. - 11:26 a.m. EDT

CM | 1.50

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· Changing aircraft fleet means changing airfield geometry.

· There is a difference among having, wanting, and needing.

· What is justified and reasonable?

Both the airfield and the aircraft fleet are constantly evolving.  In this session we will focus on changes to the standard that planners use to design the airfield.  Each facility has a unique fleet of aircraft and in order to best design, both safely and economically, the facility to serve that fleet a critical aircraft type is designated.  The updated standard by which you designate that critical aircraft will be reviewed in this session as will the traffic data sources that can be used to make that decision.  



Damon Smith

Damon Smith Mead & Hunt, Inc. Damon is a Department Manager, Senior Aviation Planner, Engineer, and Project Manager in Vancouver, Washington. He has 13 years of experience and great interest in aviation planning. Aside from Master Planning, ALPs, EAs, and Feasibility Studies, Damon’s interests and abilities are in the simple ... Read More