Paper: An Analysis of DuPage Airport Which Uses ATC

However, the expansion was harbored by the surrounding residential houses, restaurants and the businesses. It experienced resistance by the neighbors. The airport authority expanded from the then 360 ha to 1,100 ha in 1992. Its objective was to maintain control of the property and the runway complex. The airport used most of its land to create a buffer zone. This was to be around the airport. The airport sits on a land currently of 490 ha and has four businesses separately. These businesses were as flows; DuPage Airport, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed golf course and the corporate research and development park which is the largest in the DuPage County. DuPage Airport has four active runways, a forty aviation and non-aviation business. In addition, it operates a 24hrs FAA air control tower and a two ILS approaches (McDougall & Alasdair, 2007).DuPage airport is a unique place considering its distance from Chicago and O ‘Hare airport that is associated to their class B air space. The runway configurations are just superb and operate a vast of aircraft. In 1996, it was the third Illinois’ busiest airport. The DuPage tower is located in the 2800 acres piece of land at site number 04508.6*A. it uses Unicom frequency of 122.950Hz for transmission during the operation of the runways and aircrafts. Its level of operation of the traffic is at an attitude of 800 meters. DuPage airport is also elevated at 759 ft. In the period of July 2007 to July 2008, the airport was operating 252single Engine aircraft, 58 Jet Engine, 50 Multi Engine and 5 helicopters. This saw 25 commercial operations, 536 military operations 4,306 Air Taxi operations, 36,190 local operations and 58,745 Itinerant operations (Lombardo, 2006).The most interesting thing learnt is the complexity of the airport operations. In addition, the strictness and the sensitivity of the organization is something that | was not aware of before....