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Airport operations

Airport operations

Ashford, Norman, author; Beasley, John R., author; Coutu, Pierre, author; Moore, Clifton A., author; Stanton, H. P. Martin, author

A completely up-to-date sourcebook for techniques and practices used in the management and operation of medium- and large-sized airports. It provides you with everything you need to know to make an airport function smoothly

eBook, Hardback, Electronic resource, Book. English.
Third edition.
Published New York: McGraw-Hill, [2013]
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Edition statement: Norman J. Ashford, H.P. Martin Stanton, Clifton A. Moore, Pierre Coutu, John R. Beasley.
ISBN: 0071775846, 0071775854, 9780071775847, 9780071775854
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Previous edition: 1997.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xxii, 613 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Subject: Transport.; Airports Management.


  1. The airport as an operational system
  2. Airport peaks and airline scheduling
  3. Environmental impact control
  4. Aircraft operating characteristics
  5. Operational readiness
  6. Ground handling
  7. Baggage handling
  8. Passenger terminal operations
  9. Airport security
  10. Cargo operations
  11. Low Cost Carrier Operations
  12. Operating National Airport Systems
  13. Airport technical services
  14. Emergencies
  15. Airport access
  16. Operational administration and performance
  17. Airport safety management systems
  18. Airport operations control centers
  19. The operations manual

Author note

Norman J Ashford was Professor of Transport Planning at the Loughborough University of Technology, England from 1972 to 1997. He is the holder of bachelor, master and doctorate-level degrees in civil engineering. Dr. Ashford worked as a civil engineer in Canada and taught at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Florida State University. He served as the Director of the Transportation Institute Division of Universities for the State of Florida. Dr. Ashford runs an aviation consulting company and has been active in the areas of airport planning, design, operations, and privatization on more than 100 airports in more than 40 countries.

Dr. Pierre Coutu is the President of Aviation Strategies International (ASI) where he leads and guides a multi-disciplinary, international network of civil aviation experts who leverage their experience to provide value-added, senior-level strategic advice and analysis to ASI's world clients. With more than 35 years of experience in the airports business, Dr. Coutu has worked with the Canadian Transportation Ministry in various capacities related to airport management and development as well as with the International Aviation Management Training Institute (IAMTI) as Executive VP and COO, from 1987 to 1998, during which the Institute graduated close to 5,000 aviation executives from 150 different countries. Dr. Coutu has also been speaking at worldwide industry events and teaching airport management within aviation MBA programs at universities including Concordia University (Canada), Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (China), and Krems Danau University (Austria).

John R Beasley graduated from the University of Oxford with a First Class Honors degree in Natural Sciences (Physics), is a Chartered Physicist, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Member of the Association of German Engineers (VDI). He worked for Barclays de Zoete Wedd (BZW) as an investment analyst, publishing major research covering the defense and software sectors. In 2001, Beasley founded his own consultancy, Analytical Decisions, offering decision-making and policy implementation support.