ICAO 9184 PART 1
Airport Planning Manual Part 1 Master Planning
|Publication Date:||1 January 1987|
The Council af ICAO on 10 March 1967 (EX-8) approved a proposal of the Secretary General that guidance material be prepared to assist States in planning the expansion of existing international airports and the construction of new ones.
This project was conceived in the realization of the major impact that expansion of air transport was having and would continue to have on facilities throughout the world, it being recognized that, in addition to the major problems of great expansion in absolute volume of passengers, cargo and air traffic, the introduction of very large-capacity aircraft was likely to cause special problems at an increasing number of airports. Existing programmes of ICAO did not provide airport authorities with guidance for the development of airport master plans in all their aspects, nor had it been intended that they should.
The first manual entitled Manual on Airport Master Planning was written by three professional airport planners recruited exclusively for this purpose. An advisory group composed of representatives of the following organizations provided invaluable assistance in defining the structure of the manual and reviewing material: ACroport de Paris; Aerospace Industries Association of America, Inc.; Airport Operators Council International, Inc.; British Airports Authority; Dallas- Fort Worth Regional Airport Board; Department of Transport, Canada; International Air Transport Association; University of California. Additionally, a substantial amount of work was done on it by the regular Secretariat.
In 1976 a general revision of the manual was prepared by the Air Navigation Bureau, assisted under contract by the firm TCB/Morris International, and by the Air Transport Bureau which revised Chapters 3 and 4. The intent of this revision was to incorporate experience gained from use of the original Manual, experience from the introduction into service of large-capacity aircraft and new planning technology. This second edition incorporates changes and additions resulting from an over-all review made by the Secretariat.
It is important to note that them aterial contained in this manual does not necessarily reflect the views of ICAO nor those who have assisted in its development. It deals in many areas in which there is as yet no certainty or precision and it is planned to update the material in the future. Any suggestions which may assist in improving and updating this material would, therefore, be greatly appreciated. These should be directed to the Secretary General of ICAO.