As Wells and Young (2011) have noted in Chapter 11, master plans are developed on the basis of forecasts. Forecasting methods for airports have historically encompassed two types, qualitative and quantitative.
- Which approach, qualitative or quantitative, do you believe is the correct way to forecast important issues, such as demand and needed airport capacity?
Research several airport master plans and the methodologies employed to produce them. Once you formulate your opinion, post your position and support your rationale with citations from your references. Read your colleagues’ posts and then refute or support one using evidence from juried literature.