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Lecture 4

Airports and Security – Lecture 4.docx


Department
Management and Organizational Studies
Course Code
MOS 1022F/G
Professor
Suzanne Kearns
Lecture
4

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Airports and Security Lecture 4
AIRPORTS
Often first facility international visitors see
o 7 million foreigners passed through Canadian airports
Transport Cargo
Contribute economic activity to their communities
o 1 in 20 jobs in a city with a major airport are linked to
aviation
Impact culture and politics of society
AIRPORT ORGANIZATION
726 airport in Canada
Until the early 90’s, airports were owned and operated by the
gov’t
o Cost taxpayer $80 million/year
In 1992 the National Airport Policy was implemented to
transfer responsibility for airport to local authorities
National Airport System (NAS)
o Crucial part of Canada’s economy
o 27 NAS airports
>200,000 pax
or Capital city
CAAs
Legally owned by gov’t but operated by Canadian Airport
Authorities
Not for profit, guided by a board of directors
Includes representatives from local community, federal and
provincial gov’t
Regional and Small Airports
Handle lower traffic
71 airports but handle on 4% of national traffic
Gov’t has no involvement
Operated by groups in the community
Scheduled pax traffic less then 200,000
Not an arctic or remote airport
Have scheduled pax service
AIRPORTS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Aircraft noise and engine emissions
o Modern aircrafts are 50% quieter then 10 years ago
o Engine emissions from a/c contribute ~2% of worldwide
greenhouse gases
Airports and working to be more environmentally responsible
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