The Air Transport System



This chapter provides a broad entrance to transportation and the high level aspects of air transport. Starting with a description of the air transport system and its surroundings, the passenger expectations concerning highly attractive air transportation are explained. Further, the development of mobility and the principle transport chain are presented. Based on the global economic development of populations, the evolution of air transport and the general impact on climate are given. An introduction to high level global challenges as given in ACARE Vision 2020 or NextGen follows. A systems-based view of air transport and definitions of the roles of the most relevant stakeholders provide the way of thinking presented in this book. The chapter ends with a description of how performances can be described and measured to improve the air transport system.


Transport Vehicle Aircraft Movement General Aviation Airport Capacity Seat Capacity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARTS-DS Aeronautical Research & Technology ServiceFrankfurt/MainGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Air Transportation SystemsTechnical University Hamburg-HarburgHamburgGermany

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