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Definition of the noun air transportation system

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  1. a transportation system for moving passengers or goods by air
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic terms: transit / transportation / transportation system = a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    • more specific terms: hub-and-spoke system / hub-and-spoke = a system of air transportation in which local airports offer air transportation to a central airport where long-distance flights are available

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Google previewComputational Science -- ICCS 2005 (2005)

5th International Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, May 22-25, 2005, Proceedings by V.S. Sunderam

hub-and-spoke air transportation system is the source of growing interest in methods for the analysis and design of transportation architectures. The ambitious goals for the development of the next...

Google previewComputational Models, Software Engineering, and Advanced Technologies in Air Transportation: Next Generation Applications (2009)

Next Generation Applications by Weigang, Li

The air transportation system is a key element in the global economy. It makes people and goods move round the world and, for many geographical places for which the surface connections to the world are precarious, it may be the only economically feasible transportation. Where it competes with ground and water modals, it usually provides the shortest travelling time. Its success has been such that the demand for it has increased spectacularly in the past decades. However, the ...

Google previewFusion of Security System Data to Improve Airport Security (2007)

by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Materials Advisory Board, Committee on Assessment of Security Technologies for Transportation

air transportation system is an attractive target for terrorists because of the potential that attacks on it will cause immediate harm and anxiety to large numbers of people, as well as cause massive economic disruption to the United States and the world. The system is vulnerable owing to its mission to provide service to people with a minimum of intrusion on privacy and with minimal disruption of access. The detection and mitigation of attacks on air transportation are made more ...

Google previewDefending the U.S. Air Transportation System Against Chemical and Biological Threats (2006)

by Committee on Assessment of Security Technologies for Transportation, National Materials Advisory Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council

air transportation system is an attractive target for attacks with chemical or biological weapons, yet no federal agency has been assigned clear responsibility for developing a strategy for defense against such attacks. The large numbers of people gathered in air terminals— perpetually coming and going—provide anonymity to the terrorist, and the fact that most passengers carry luggage makes the detection of threat agents concealed in luggage more difficult.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2008)

by Robert W. Kolb

the guarantee is necessary for a viable air transportation system in the United States. ATSB often demands stock warrants or related securities, giving the government an ownership stake in those airlines whose loans are guaranteed. The creation of ATSB has been surrounded by controversy from the beginning. Although the ...

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (2011)

by Joan M. Marter

the global air transportation system. In 1836 few whites had yet settled in the land of the Creek and Cherokee Indians when the Georgia General Assembly voted to build a state railroad linking the Midwest to the Georgia coast (and through the port of Savannah to the Atlantic). The proposed Western and Atlantic Railroad ran from the Tennessee state line to the bank of the Chattahoochee River, and from there connected to branch rail lines.

Google previewSpies, Wiretaps, and Secret Operations: An Encyclopedia of American Espionage [2 volumes] (2010)

An Encyclopedia of American Espionage by Glenn Peter Hastedt

the Joint Air Transportation System (JATS), the Alternate Headquarters and Emergency Headquarters Relocation Site Management, the Residual Capabilities Assessment Program (RECA), the Airborne Reconnaissance for Damage Assessment Program (CARDA), and the Survivable Reconstitution and Recovery Plan.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2011)

by Dr. Stephen H. Schneider, Dr. Michael Mastrandrea, Terry L. Root

Because even a twofold increase in the traffic count would be essentially impossible for the NAS technology to cope with successfully, the Next Generation Air Transportation System ...

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