1. Cynthia Kyle, "Cities are Making a Pitch to Today's Deregulated Airlines: Fly our Friendly Skies," Governing, April 1988, p. 50.

  2. United States Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration; Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan – 1987, p. 1-1.

  3. Interview with Mr. Richard Jamison, Director of Airports, Wayne County, September 7, 1988.

  4. Kent N. Gourdin, "Bringing Quality Back to Commercial Air Service," Transportation Journal, Spring 1988, p. 27.

  5. "General aviation" encompasses aircraft other than commercial or military aircraft. Usually, they are small private planes or corporate aircraft.

  6. Statement of Richard B. Jamison before the Subcommittee on Transportation of the Appropriations Committee of the United States House of Representatives, October 30, 1987.

  7. Interview with Mr. Robert Braun, Deputy Director of Airports, Wayne County, September 7, 1988.

  8. "Airport Service Region" is an official term referring to the geographic area the airport is intended to serve. At Metro, this includes 8 counties.

  9. Prospectus, p. 9.

  10. Language taken from the Basic Agreement between Detroit Metropolitan Airport and Northwest Airlines (applicable to all airlines) establishing activity fees and rent paid by the airline to the airport. Page 7 of the amended agreement dated July 14, 1986.

  11. Basic Agreement, p. 5.

  12. Basic Agreement, p. 6.

  13. Basic Agreement, as amended, p. 8.

  14. Concurrence of all of the airlines is not actually required. The contract stipulates that agreement of airlines representing 85% of landed weight or all but one of the airlines serving the airport is required.

  15. Detroit Free Press editorial, July 3, 1988.

  16. Richard Jamison, September 7, 1988.

  17. Professor Sean Barrett, "Airports for Sale", The Adam Smith Institute, 1984, p. 3.

  18. An act of Parliament which took effect on July 8, 1986.

  19. Interview with Martyn Booth, Special Projects Manager, British Airports Authority, July 13, 1988.

  20. Interview with the Right Honorable John Redwood, M.P., July 12, 1988.

  21. Christopher Foster, "Privatising British Airports: What's to the gained?", Public Money, March 1984, pp. 5-7.

  22. Interview with Nigel Pantling, Assistant Director, Corporate Finance; Schroder's Bank, July 15, 1988.

  23. Martyn Booth.

  24. Manchester Airport was privatized by the city of Manchester prior to the BAA privatization.

  25. Manchester Airport plc, Monopolies and Mergers Commission, November 1987, p. 63.

  26. Airports Act of 1986, Part IV, Section 39(2).

  27. British Airports Authority, "Conditions of Use; Including Aircraft Charges" for Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, April 1, 1988.

  28. For example, the landing fee at Stansted Airport at any hour may be as low as £20 plus £3.30 per passenger (total of $39.61 for a small private plane with only the pilot aboard). The same aircraft landing at Heathrow Airport in the morning will pay £295.50 ($502.35).

  29. Interview with Martyn Booth, July 13, 1988.

  30. Not long ago, a picture of the Wayne County executive was posted in conspicuous locations throughout the airport.

  31. FAA Air Traffic Activity: FY 1987, p. 30.

  32. Michael Duggan, Deputy County Executive, August 23, 1988.

  33. Assumes market value of $296 million with State Equalized Value of $148 million with millage rates as follows: Wayne County – 7.30, City of Romulus – 11.42, Romulus School District – 51.06.

  34. Richard Jamison, September 7, 1988.

  35. Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan, p. 17.

  36. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Capacity Enhancement Task Force, Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan, May. 1988, p. 7.

  37. Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan, p. 13.

  38. Amendments to Basic Agreement by the addition of Article XXV(B).

  39. Interview with Tom Carter, Head of Airport Policy Planning, British Airways, July 14, 1988.

  40. Interview with Tom Carter, July 14, 1988. Mr. Carter pointed out that it would be an unwise decision for British Airways to make an investment in BAA. Since British Airways will have input into the revision of the RPI-X, success in arguing with the Monopolies and Mergers Commission would help the airline's operations, but result in commensurate losses in investment income (due to lower profit; dividends to BAA shareholders).

  41. Public Act 338 of 1974; Michigan Compiled Laws 125.1601-125.1636.

  42. 49 U.S.C. 2202(15) and 49 U.S.C. 2208(b)(2).

  43. Created pursuant to Michigan Compiled Law 450.186a-450.186e.

  44. 49 U.S.C. 2451(4).

  45. 49 U.S.C. 2204(b)(2).

  46. Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan, p. 19.

  47. See Table 1.

  48. Airport Capacity Enhancement Plan, p. 17.

  49. Using the formula in the appendix, in 1988, a DC-10 with 380 passengers will cost an airline $203.24 to land at Metro. A similar domestic flight landing at Gatwick during peak season will cost $2078.80.

  50. Alan Kelsey and Antony Nash, "Introducing Private Investment Capital", (1984) London: Public Money, General Series 4, p. 17.

  51. Assumes the following for 1987: 17,253,000,000 pounds of landed weight/8,670,000 passengers = 1990 pounds per passenger.
    (1990,/1000) * $.46 = $.915 per passenger.