Buenos Aires’s aviation #1

Buenos Aires’s aviation #1


BuenosAires’s aviation


Everythingin this world is required to be change conscious. Nothing related tohuman life that is rigid rather it is progressive. This implies thatwhen constructing something, room for change should be incorporatedsince it will be paramount in the near future. The same case applieswith the air transport. Many designs of the airports are done tocater for the situation at hand only. However, real designers willincorporate room for future adjustments and improvements when it willbe required. However, the best airport design is the one thatsurpasses the demand (Giemulla&ampWeber 2011, p.5).This will help the airport to handle increasing demand without muchpressure. There will be enough room for necessary adjustments to bemade without many distractions. There are consequences that arisewith physical design as well as capacity limitations of any givenairport.

BuenosAires is the Argentinian capital city. It is served by two airportsnamely the Ezeiza-MinistroPistarini (EZE) as well as Aeroparque-JorgeNewbery (AEP) airports. However, with the growing population anddemand for transport there is a lot to be learned from Argentinianphysical design of their airports as well as their capacitylimitations. Aeroparque-Jorge Newbery airport is used to serve localair transport services up to Uruguay. This indicates that it is moreof local than international airport (Grahamet al.2008, p.13). This implies that Ezeiza-MinistroPistarini airport isthe Buenos Aires’ sole international airport. The standard of theairport is usually determined by its infrastructure. In other words,the capacity which the airport is capable of holding determines thestandard of the airport and thus dictates the kind of landings thatcan be done in that particular airport. This comes along with thestandards of its features like the runways, terminals, andtaxiwaysamong others.

Aeroparque-JorgeNewbery airport being a local airport and doing only a fewinternational flights to nations like Uruguay is characterized byvery poor infrastructure. Its customs booths tend to have very hugelines. This gives an indication that the office block is quitelimited and the workers attending to commuters are few. This createsa difficult of the airports management to deal with the grown demands(Gunston1992, p.34).The fact that the real design was designed to serve for a certainnumber of people does not limit the increase of demands to travel.Buenos Aires is very crowded and busy town holding approximately 13million residents.

Manyresidents make the demand for both local and international flights.The local flights are likely to surpass the international flights.This is because of convenience associated with air transport. TheArgentinians who want to commute from Buenos Aires to other parts ofthe country are likely to prefer using the means of air (Hart2008, p.45).Similarly, tourists may opt to make use of airline to tour thecountry. This makes the Aeroparque-Jorge Newbery airport have a hugenumber of clients to attend to. In the year 2013, it attended 10,255,541 passengers. This made it the first airport to hold more than tenmillion passengers in a year. This exceededEzeiza-MinistroPistarini’s capacity although it is larger. Thisindicates the strain at hand since the demand is high while thecapacity is quite limited. This makes the airport to squeeze thingsso as to accommodate the high demand at hand.

Thisgives a valid reason as to why the custom booths have huge linesalways. The immigration section is also not left behind with hugelines of people. The situation usually worsens when there areinternational arrivals. People are forced to queue up to the landingrunway a place that is uncovered. In such a condition rainfall ismajor issue. Similarly, there is no ample parking for taxis and henceobtaining a taxi is another huge problem. This makes the situationhorrible for passengers especially who are new in Buenos Aires. Allthese are the consequences of capacity limitations (Kane2003, p.34).This is because the passengers using the airport exceed the capacitylimits that were set by the initial designers.

Interms of physical design, consequences are also evident. Buenos Airesis at the moment very crowded and hence every individual or theorganization is required to utilize the only land they have. MarceloMinoliti, Aeroparque-Jorge Newbery’s infrastructure director notedthat the airport cannot be expanded at all. There is no room forexpansion at all. The airport is limited to only one runway(Kinnison2004, p.57).This implies that the condition of the airport cannot get asignificant change. The runway is currently under maintenance. Thewhole issue reveals that the airport has to confine itself to itscurrent carrying capacity.

Thephysical design is very limited. The main problem is that the initialdesign did not incorporate the expansion aspect. The ultimateconsequence is that the airport is limited from growing. This isbecause their land does not have room for expansion (King1986, p.32).The unfortunate part of it is that demand for commuters is rising dayafter day. There is likelihood of the airport frustrating thepassengers as the demand continue escalating as time goes by.


Airportsplay a vital role especially economic wise to the adjacent location.This is because it is the terminal for people entering and leavingthe nation. This creates very many business opportunities to the townresidents. These among other positive aspects that come along withthe presence of airports impart positive situation and environment intown. There are various negative issues that airports bring about andthey also play a role when determining the situation at hand of theentire town (Larsenet al.2012, p.29). Buenos Aires being having the two airports can also beexplained in terms of the impacts they have made in the town.

Thesignificant development that Buenos Aires has recorded has beenfacilitated partly by the existence of these airports. These airportshave facilitated the employment of a substantial number of theArgentinians living in Buenos Aires. This is both formal andinformal. There are thousands of Buenos Aires’s residents who areformally employed in these airports. This has raised their livingstandards which has consequently facilitated to significantdevelopment of the entire Buenos Aires. The development of the townis facilitated by the economic status of the residents of that town(Milde2008, p.76).If Buenos Aires is inhabited mostly by people who are unemployed, nodevelopment is likely to take place in the town. People who also workinformally like the taxi operators earn a living which in returnfacilitates the town’s development in one way or the other.

Secondly,it has contributed to the improvement of the infrastructure aroundtown. All the road serving the airports are in good condition andalways under consistent maintenance. Similarly, other amenities suchas water and electricity have been well distributed in the entiretown as they are being transmitted to the airport. The areas aroundthe airports are characterized by fine structures such as hotels andother business complexes (PanAmerican Navigation Service 1984, p.34).They hence portray a well-structured, appealing and developed city.This implies the airports have brought about the sense of developmentand fine appearance of the city as a result of the structures builtas a result of the existence of airports in the town.

Theairports have improved the business situation in the town. Theentrepreneurs have ease in moving from one area to another as well asin and out of Argentina. Exports and imports movement are facilitatedby these airports especially to be shipped with great convenience.This consequently creates conducive environment for business. Theairports facilitate the entry of tourists in the town (Salas&ampMaurino2010, p.35).These tourists tend to be customers to the local entrepreneur throughthe services they require from the accommodation to transportservices and all manner of the requirements they require.

Onthe other hand, the airports and their operations have impacted somenegative effects which tend to worsen the Buenos Aires’s situationin various aspects. The limitations which exists in the airportsmodes of operation facilitate an unappealing situation in the town.The airports modes of operations are characterized by air trafficunless for the transpolar flights. This traffic makes the airlines toescalate the cost of the imports and exports. This escalated freightcost has an impact on the final price of the products being sold. Theend result is that good in Buenos Aires tend to be sold at anescalated price. This is because the freight cost is passed on to theconsumers (Sproule1999, p.63).The cost of living in the town consequently goes up. The situation issolely facilitated by the escalated by the freight cost imposed onthe imports entering the country through these airports.

Theairports have also welcomed a massive population in the airport’svicinity. This has consequently threatened the security of the areasaround the airport as well as most part of the town. The presence ofmany people especially business people have welcomed thugs who havecome with the aim of robbing people their money as well as theirbelongings. Similarly, prostitution has greatly increased in the townespecially in the regions near the airport (Unmack1999, p.25).This is facilitated by the presence of many clubs, many peopleespecially tourists among other factors. Although airports are ofgreat importance to the society and the entire nation these negativeimpacts need to be put in to consideration. Traffic is another majorissue in Buenos Aires especially in areas near these airports.

Withthe growing population in Buenos Aires, the airports have become bigenvironmental pollutants in the area. The fact that these airportshave limited area, have facilitated their operation to be done inareas near people’s residence. The initial designers would have putinto consideration the population growth to ensure that the airportsare operating quite a distance from people’s residential areas. Thecloseness between the airport and the people’s residence makes thepeople get disturbed a lot by the noise made by the aero planes.Noise pollution is a major concern of the people living around theairport (Wolfe&ampNewMyer 1985, p.42).Similarly, these operations of the airports threaten the safety ofthe people. It is not very safe to live near the areas used by theplanes especially when landing and taking off. The congestion inBuenos Aires city has triggered this situation to take place. It ishence evident that the airports have created a threatening situationto the residents of Buenos Aires although to some extent it hasfacilitated their well-being.


TheArgentinian government needs to make major reforms in the operationsof the airports so as to make the city better. This can befacilitated by the use of a strategy that will incorporate allaspects that will make the airport and city condition compatible. Thestrategy should address the manner in which the airports’operations are not influencing the society negatively. In otherwords, it should try and minimize the vulnerability of people aroundthe airport, ensure noise pollution is not affecting the BuenosAires’ residents, and minimize traffic among other factors(Wald2011, p.27).This implies that the strategy must start with legislature to theairport’s management. It should be a strategy that is bringing theparties on one table and help them work together towards making thestrategy succeed.

Onething the strategy needs to encompass is making sure that theairports especially Aeroparque-Jorge Newbery airport get a room forexpansion. There should be means to ensure that the problem of airtraffic find a lasting solution. This airport needs to acquire moreland to enhance its expansion. This can be achieved throughrelocating the residents especially those who are living invulnerable areas(Larsenet al.2012, p.30). They can be given land in other part of the town. By sodoing, the problem of noise pollution as well as congestion in theairport. This will hence bring about a significant transformation inboth the city situation and the airport operations.

However,after the assessment there will be another option which can help insolving the problem. This will be looking for another area whereanother airport can be set up. This airport will help in making surethat air traffic is solved since some operations can be shifted tothat airport. This will ensure that air traffic problem is solved.This will ensure that the prices of the imports as well as exportsare stabilized(Kinnison2004, p.58).This will help the economic status of Buenos Aires at large. It willalso solve the problem of escalated cost of living.

Thestrategy will also aim at updating the Argentinian air cargo legalframework. The Argentine aeronautical systems is operating under codedated 1967. This implies that it is vital to reform its legalprocesses. There has been a latest attempt to have a bill advocatingfor reforms. It was proposed by Professor Griselda Capaldo. The billdid not even reach in the parliamentary status. With the majortransitions that have taken place in every aspect of the life ofhuman beings, using laws as old as 1967 implies that something is notin order. However, how political the matter has been, it is essentialfor every implementing laws that will ensure that the Argentine legalframework is updated so as to facilitate modern technology(Wald2011, p.28).This implies that the politicians need to make efforts to ensure thatreforms are done as quickly as possible.

Theselaws will greatly help to ensure people the nation gain maximalbenefits both economically as well as the passengers receivingservices efficiently. The laws will also encompass the best ways ofensuring that the noise pollution which been a great concern to theresidents ofBuenos Aires has been addressed comprehensively. Therewill be also a segment that will address the best way of integratingthe airport with other means of transport especially the railwayline. This will help in solving the problem of traffic in the roadswhich has raised great concerns in the recent times(Hart2008, p.47).In the attempts to solving the issue of immorality as well as crime,there will be laws which will determine the acceptable codes ofconduct for every resident of Buenos Aires. Similarly, the strategywill incorporate on the means that will ensure that thugs who are inthe airport’s vicinity are arrested and brought to book. By sodoing Buenos Aires will have improved significantly and the airports’operations will be done freely.

Thestrategy will also aim at reviewing the aero planes being used. Thereview will ensure that all the inefficient planes are disposed andreplaced by new planes which are efficient in terms of consumption aswell as their carrying capacity. This will be a great move to makesure that maximal returns are obtained from the aeronauticaloperations(Giemulla&ampWeber 2011, p.7).Similarly, the air traffic will be significantly dealt with. Once theair traffic is reduced the freight charges will be standards. Thisimplies that the final products of the goods will reducesignificantly. This will help in reducing the cost of living of theBuenos Aires’ residents. This will be a great move to make surethat life is fair to all.

Thenext aspect that the strategy will incorporate is ensuring that thereare enough amenities as well as the infrastructure in existence arestandard. This implies that ample taxi parking and taxi ways areestablished. Similarly, there will be laws which will be governingthe manner in which the taxi operators are doing their operations aswell the manner in which they are handling their clients(Kinnison2004, p.60).This is because taxis have been few while the taxi operators havebeen misleading the passengers especially those whose who are notfamiliar with the town. To avoid these inconveniences there will bespecific standards in which all the taxi operators will have toadhere to them strictly.

Theavailable infrastructure will also be improved to make sure thepassengers are attended to in time and receive the servicesefficiently and conveniently. In Aeroparque-Jorge Newbery airport thecondition is pathetic whereby it is characterized by long queues bothin the customs to the immigration section. The worst of all thequeues at times extends to the runways in a place where it is openand can be easily rained on incase it rains. The strategy will aim atensuring that there will be enough staff to attend to the passengersefficiently and timely to avoid these long queues. The terminals willalso be redesigned to make sure that all the passengers can beaccommodated in that space(Wald2011, p.30).Once this strategy has been implemented, both the airports operationsand the situation in Buenos Aires will improve significantly.


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