Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Impacts on Practice: Using Airfield LED Lighting to Save Energy and Costs November 26, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program's latest Impacts on Practice: Using Airfield LED Lighting to Save Energy and Costs explores how New Hampshire’s Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) and King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, Washington used ACRP Synthesis 35: Issues with Use of Airfield LED Light Fixtures to guide the decision to replace its airfield taxiway incandescent lighting with an light emitting diode (LED) system. MHT airport...

Impacts on Practice: Improving Customer Experience at Airport Restroom Facilities November 23, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its latest Impacts on Practice that explores how Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is using ACRP Report 130: Guidebook for Airport Terminal Restroom Planning and Design to help guide remodeling plans for restrooms at the airport. The report addresses topics like clenliness and customer safety for passengers; traffic flow;...

Exhaust Emissions from In-Use General Aviation Aircraft November 16, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 164: Exhaust Emissions from In-Use General Aviation Aircraft provides emissions data to better understand and estimate general aviation (GA) aircraft emissions. Aircraft emissions data for smaller aircraft such as piston and small turbine-powered aircraft either do not exist or have not been independently verified....

NextGen for Airports, Volume 4: Leveraging NextGen Spatial Data to Benefit Airports: Guidebook November 10, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 150: NextGen for Airports, Volume 4: Leveraging NextGen Spatial Data to Benefit Airports: Guidebook provides information for airport operators on the benefits to airports associated with the creation, maintenance, and use of spatial data that is generated in conjunction with NextGen initiatives. The guidebook also describes costs, and financial and legal considerations of this data.




In addition to the...

Contract Risk Management for Airport Agreements November 7, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 30: Contract Risk Management for Airport Agreements provides a general overview of the types of agreements that are typically used by airports of all sizes. It identifies primary risks associated with each type of agreement, and the appendices provide sample language from four organizations illustrating...

Tracking Alternative Jet Fuel November 3, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 165: Tracking Alternative Jet Fuel provides guidance to airports on ways to track alternative jet fuels. As alternative jet fuels start to enter the supply chain, there may be a need to keep track of such fuel for technical, regulatory, and commercial reasons. In addition to the guidance, a ...

Guidebook for Preparing and Using Airport Design Day Flight Schedules November 1, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 163: Guidebook for Preparing and Using Airport Design Day Flight Schedules explores the preparation and use of airport design day flight schedules (DDFS) for operations, planning, and development. The guidebook is geared towards airport leaders to help provide an understanding of DDFS and their uses, and provides detailed information for airport staff and consultants on how to prepare one.

Optimizing the Use of Aircraft Deicing and Anti-Icing Fluids October 29, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has updated Report 45: Optimizing the Use of Aircraft Deicing and Anti-Icing Fluids provides guidance on procedures and technologies designed to help reduce the use of aircraft deicing and anti-icing fluids (ADAF) while maintaining safe aircraft operations across the wide range of winter weather conditions found in the United States and Canada.



The report includes a series of best management practices that have the...

Impacts on Practice: ACRP Ambassadors: Sharing Research Peer-To-Peer October 29, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its latest Impacts on Practice that explores the ACRP Ambassadors Program. The Ambassador Program is one of ACRP’s dissemination initiatives helping to strengthen its connection to the airport industry. The Ambassadors Program seeks new volunteers who are passionate about improving the airport industry. Ambassadors will benefit from networking opportunities connecting practitioners to the research they need to do their jobs.

NextGen for Airports, Volume 2: Engaging Airport Stakeholders: Guidebook October 25, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 150: NextGen for Airports, Volume 2: Engaging Airport Stakeholders: Guidebook helps airports engage the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aircraft operators, community representatives, and other airport stakeholders during the planning, environmental review, design, deployment, and monitoring phases of NextGen implementation.




The guidance references a NextGen Outreach Toolkit, which contain...