Movement Time as a Cost in Airport Operations

Movement Time as a Cost in Airport Operations

Landing fees at most of the larger airports proportional to the gross weight of the aircraft. the author argues that a more efficient basis would be time occupied in landing and take-off. This would mean a large increase in fees paid by light aircraft, which might thus be induced to transfer to less congested airports.

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