Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Airport Capital Improvements: Developing a Cost-Estimating Model and Database November 7, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web Only Document 18: Airport Capital Improvements: Developing a Cost-Estimating Model and Database describes the research process to develop and test a cost estimating model and database intended for use during airport capital planning. The guidebook and spreadsheet tool are available online.

Airport Capital Improvements: A Business Planning and Decision-Making Approach November 6, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 120: Airport Capital Improvements: A Business Planning and Decision-Making Approach consist of a guidebook and a spreadsheet-based cost-estimating model to assist practitioners with estimating the cost of construction projects regularly proposed in an airport’s capital improvement plan. The spreadsheet model requires 32-bit...

Understanding Microbial Biofilms in Receiving Waters Impacted by Airport Deicing Activities November 3, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 115: Understanding Microbial Biofilms in Receiving Waters Impacted by Airport Deicing Activities provides an introduction to the factors than can affect biofilm growth sometimes observed in streams that receive airport runoff containing deicers.

Integrated Noise Model Accuracy for General Aviation Aircraft October 20, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 19: Integrated Noise Model Accuracy for General Aviation Aircraft assesses the predictive accuracy of the Integrated Noise Model, identifies causes for deviations between actual and predicted values, identifies potential solutions to improve the model’s accuracy, and describes the steps needed for implementation

Planning for Recovery of Disabled Aircraft October 17, 2014

The latest issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice highlights the value of ACRP Synthesis 38: Expediting Aircraft Recovery at Airports, a report that details guidance for expediting the recovery of disabled aircraft. Specifically, officials at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, California applied ACRP Synthesis 38 to help plan for aircraft...

Guidebook for Successfully Assessing and Managing Risks for Airport Capital and Maintenance Projects October 6, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 116: Guidebook for Successfully Assessing and Managing Risks for Airport Capital and Maintenance Projects establishes a step-by-step process for evaluating and managing risk for capital and maintenance projects that can be scaled depending on the complexity of the project. Chapter 8 is structured to be a quick user’s guide.

Integrating Airport Geographic Information System (GIS) Data with Public Agency GIS September 23, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 59: Integrating Airport Geographic Information System (GIS) Data with Public Agency GIS identifies effective and emerging data exchange practices that airports and public agencies can use to increase the data they have access to, while reducing the cost of identifying, collecting, and maintaining these data. It synthesizes the need expressed by airports and public agencies to exchange geographic information and related resources,...

Guidebook for Through-the-Fence Operations September 17, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 114: Guidebook for Through-the-Fence Operations examines the financial, operational, regulatory, legal, and other issues associated with through-the-fence (TTF) operations. The report includes supplemental worksheets for assessing TTF operations, discussed in Chapter 5, and a...

Guidebook on General Aviation Facility Planning September 10, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 113: Guidebook on General Aviation Facility Planning provides guidance for planning airport facilities that accommodate general aviation aircraft. The guidance is designed to help airport practitioners plan flexible and cost-effective facilities that are responsive to industry needs.

Improving Airport Curbside and Roadway Operations September 5, 2014

The latest issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how the planning staff at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) applied analytical tools presented in ACRP Report 40: Airport Curbside and Terminal Area Roadway Operations to help improve airport operations and travelers’ experiences.



Using the tools presented...