The paper 'Aviation and Airport Management' is a wonderful example of a Management Case Study. Airport planning is the systematic process in which established guidelines are used for the development of the airports efficiently and which coincides with the set goals at local, state, and national levels. One of the critical objectives that relate to airport planning includes the effective use of the resources available for the airport to meet and satisfy the needs of the aviation demand in a manner that is financially feasible. The extent of airport planning can have a broad-based system known as a national plan system or have a more central focus on referred to as a master plan which is specific for certain airports.
The types of airports are primarily grouped into National System Planning (NPIAS), State Airport System Planning (SASP), Metropolitan Airport System Planning, and Airport Master Planning. The process of airport planning at both local and international level require the input and feedback of the stakeholders who play a major role in the consultation or coordination of the planning. The stakeholders are responsible for the success or failure of an airport planning, and their feedback on current situations that relate to airport planning is essential for the assessment of airport efficiency and competency in the exploitation of the limited resources within the airport.
The growth or failure of an airport, on its planning, mainly depends on the ability of the stakeholders to accept or refuse a policy or decision for the development of aviation and non-aviation facilities. PLANNING ENQUIRY [PX] AT LONDON CITY AIRPORT A public inquiry has the characteristics of an adversarial forum with similarities to a law court.
In the airport industry, there are three types of public inquiry in which people can participate only two and observe in all of them. A planning investigation and an examination of DPD (Development Plan Document) are two of the inquiry in which the public can both observe and participate in the process whereas a public examination of Regional Spatial Strategy only allows observation from the public. There was a Planning Inquiry at the London City Airport where the stakeholders came together to discuss their fears brought about by the Airport planning process in the region. The stakeholders of airport planning are the ‘ public’ in this case, and their feedback from the planning inquiry at London airport was as follows: London City Airport representatives The city airport representatives, as stakeholders, play the role of information dissemination on facts and figures that relate to the process of airport planning.
The environmental, economic, and social effects of airport planning are almost always the critical points of discussion when it comes to the information provided by the representatives of the airport. Information needs to address the issues mentioned above to satisfy the other stakeholders.
The London City Airport planning saw the airport bring facts, numbers, and lots of promises, which was encouraging to some of the stakeholders, and it was not impressive to the others. They highlighted the noise pollution issues, showed understanding and the will to do their best to reduce the noise as much as possible using new technology. The ability of the airport to recognize and tackle the issues around environmental and social factors shows their level of commitment to the other stakeholders.
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