Essay on An Inside Look at the Los Angeles International Airport
The airport that I chose is the Los Angeles International airport. It is the airport in my hometown and I have always been fascinated by its operation. I currently work in the city of El Segundo in which it is located. Its ICAO call sign is KLAX, NPIAS - 06-0139. Given its size it is a large primary airport. It is publicly owned by the city of Los Angeles with the management of the property handled by Jacqueline Yaft. LAX started operation in 1940 and was a tertiary hub to the main airports at the time located in Burbank and Glendale. It currently utilizes 4 runways, with the longest stretching in length above 12,000 ft and one helipad. When it first started operations there were only two main runways. American, Trans …show more content…
An Airport airside area includes those aspects of passenger and cargo movement that are associated with aircraft operating under power and related airfield support services “NPIAS” (March 2014). Four runways service the LAX Airside operations. 24R and 24L on the north side of the airport facility and 25R and 25L to the south side of the facility. The latter operate above the North/South bound Sepulveda Boulevard (the longest running street in Los Angeles County) underpass which was constructed in 1953. Schoneberger et al. (2009) states that at the time it was the only such tunnel of its type in aviation history. LAX has nine major terminals that are located at the Central Terminal in a horseshoe formation. It consists of around 60 different airlines that operate at the airport.
Airline and airport employees are permitted to park at any of the 7 parking structures located in the Central Terminal area with a valid EPP card that is petition for and granted with LAX. The airside conducts flight operations of departures and arrivals from its peak times of 0630 to Midnight every day. Most departure flights are operated on 24L and 25R. Arrival flights are generally handled by 24R and 25L. Operating hours from Q3 2013 can be found in Table 1. This also serves as a contribution to the noise abatement analysis that is conducted quarterly to the surrounding area of the landside operations.