The Metropolitan Airport

Airport News, 29 May 1959, 15; Airport News, 10 July 1959, 2, NYPL. 86. ... and Sites to Serve the New Jersey–New York Metropolitan Region,'' December 1966.

Author: Nicholas Dagen Bloom

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812291643

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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John F. Kennedy International Airport is one of New York City's most successful and influential redevelopment projects. Built and defined by outsize personalities—Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, famed urban planner Robert Moses, and Port Authority Executive Director Austin Tobin among them—JFK was fantastically expensive and unprecedented in its scale. By the late 1940s, once-polluted marshlands had become home to one of the world's busiest and most advanced airfields. Almost from the start, however, environmental activists in surrounding neighborhoods and suburbs clashed with the Port Authority. These fierce battles in the long term restricted growth and, compounded by lackluster management and planning, diminished JFK's status and reputation. Yet the airport remained a key contributor to metropolitan vitality: New Yorkers bound for adventure and business still boarded planes headed to distant corners of the globe, billions of tourists and immigrants came and went, and mammoth air cargo facilities bolstered the region's commerce. In The Metropolitan Airport, Nicholas Dagen Bloom chronicles the untold story of JFK International's complicated and turbulent relationship with the New York City metropolitan region. In spite of its reputation for snarled traffic, epic delays, endless construction, and abrasive employees, the airport was a key player in shifting patterns of labor, transportation, and residence; the airport both encouraged and benefited from the dispersion of population and economic activity to the outer boroughs and suburbs. As Bloom shows, airports like JFK are vibrant parts of their cities and powerfully influence urban development. The Metropolitan Airport is an indispensable book for those who wish to understand the revolutionary impact of airports on the modern American city.
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Planning the Metropolitan Airport System

METROPOLITAN AIRPORT SYSTEM PLANNING ORGANIZE AND FINANCE CHAPTER 2 . DEFINITION AND GOALS FORMULATE POLICIES DEVELOP STUDY DESIGN 3. Definition .

Author: United States. Federal Aviation Administration

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ISBN: IND:30000091421309

Category: Airports

Page: 108

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Detroit Metro Airport

Throughout the years, Detroit Metro Airport has grown and changed with the times.

Author: Daniel W. Mason

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738588512

Category: History

Page: 127

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Throughout the years, Detroit Metro Airport has grown and changed with the times. During the golden age of flight, the airport served the local community by providing transportation and employment. In World War II, Romulus Army Air Field served the military by transporting B-24 Liberator bombers to the East Coast. It was also a transfer base for P-39 Airacobras and P-63 Kingcobras to be flown to the Soviet Union via Great Falls, Montana, and Alaska. The war ended, and the airport became a civilian operation again, with the Air National Guard maintaining a presence. During the Cold War, the airport saw the presence of nuclear weapons, but by the end of 1971 the weapons and the Air National Guard were gone. Constant upgrades in technology for safety and security make the passenger experience as pleasant and exciting as possible.
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Metropolitan Airport System Plan

The metropolitan airport plan is a representation of the aviation facilities required to meet the immediate and future air transportation needs of the metropolitan area.

Author: Charles Scheck

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ISBN: OCLC:46818053

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page: 44

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The metropolitan airport plan is a representation of the aviation facilities required to meet the immediate and future air transportation needs of the metropolitan area. It provides the basis for definitive and detailed individual airport planning.
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The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

... security and operation of airports serving the nation's capital : hearing ... Direct the FAA and the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority ( MWAA ) ...

Author: United States

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ISBN: UOM:39015061305002

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

Page: 119

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