Norfolk International Airport Descriptive Essay by Jeepster

Norfolk International Airport
A detailed summary of the Norfolk International Airport and its operations.
# 104445 | 4,745 words | 9 sources | APA | 2003 | US

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The paper describes the rich history of the Norfolk International Airport (NIA), which is located in Virginia close to the birthplace of aviation. The author points out that the Norfolk Airport Authority, which is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an independent autonomous agency of the City of Norfolk, operates NIA. The paper relates that, since NIA is a municipal agency, it does not provide any type of annual report to its investors and the public; however, it does publish an activity report that essentially gives the same information. The author illustrates the operations of the tower. The paper includes many charts and illustrations.

Table of Contents:
History and Development
Administration and Organizational Structure
Aviation statistics
Airside Facilities
Runway Data
Navigation Aids
Airport Services
Terminal Facilities
Retail Establishments/Banks
Ground Transportation
Parking Facilities
Airlines Serving the Airport
Other Aviation Businesses
Meeting Facilities
Fire Department
Police / Security Departments
Field Maintenance Facility
Air Cargo
Noise Abatement Program
Marketing Efforts
Federal Services
Control Tower
NIA's Future Development
Baggage Claim
Air Cargo

From the Paper:

"NIA's Police Department maintains an outstanding working relationship with its mutual aid partners. A liaison between the Cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach Police Departments is well established and their assistance is called upon for specialized needs. On a state level, the bomb squad from the Bureau of Criminal Investigations of the Virginia State Police is the primary response for any related incident related to a possible explosive devise. Uniformed Virginia State Troopers, mandated by the Virginia State Code to investigate all aircraft-related incidents, are the primary response agency for the above-mentioned matters."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Anton Airfood. (March 2003). <>.
  • Bowen, Robert. Personal interview. (03 March 2003).
  • Norfolk Airport Authority Norfolk International Airport Activity Report (December, 2000-2002).
  • Norfolk Airport Authority Employee Newsletter. Airport Dispatch: Norfolk International Honored With Awards. Norfolk, VA. (March, 2003).
  • Norfolk International Airport. (March 2003). <>

Cite this Descriptive Essay:

APA Format

Norfolk International Airport (2008, June 15) Retrieved December 08, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Norfolk International Airport" 15 June 2008. Web. 08 December. 2023. <>