Topic: 14.2 Airports

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Commercial Funding of transport Infrastructure. Lessons from Some Australian Cases

The study analyses the institutional arrangements for: (1) private participation in the new Sydney Harbour Tunnel, and (2) the provision of new terminals at minor airports operated by a public-sector corporation. Commercial objectives probably secure efficient management of construction, but otherwise reap few efficiency benefits. When there are tight constraints on government budgets, commercial funding mechanisms make it easier for governments to promote their favoured schemes.

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The Economics of Airport Development and Control

The authors present a methodology for airport planning. They conclude that pricing should be based on short-run costs, including congestion; but care must be taken in planning dates for expansion. Airports must not be planned separately from airways and aircraft.

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Determining General Aviation Airport System Benefits

The author presents a system for measuring benefits from general aviation airports, applied to about 100 actual and projected airports within the state of Wisconsin. Users are readily identifiable and could probably bear a larger proportion of the costs than they do at present.

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What is Wrong with Roskill?

A critical examination of the assessment of short-listed sites by the Commission on the Third London Airport. Dr Mishan doubts whether a third airport is justified. He considers that the disbenefits, being intangibles, are grossly undervalued, and that public protest will be increasingly directed against cost-benefit analysis which disregards equity and the ‘quality of life’.

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