Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Operational and Legal Issues with Fuel Farms June 24, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 28: Operational and Legal Issues with Fuel Farms provides guidance to assist airport sponsors and their legal counselors in understanding the basic legal and operational issues of fuel farms to provide the storage and dispensing of aviation fuels to multiple users at an airport. The report will assist airports with evaluating the appropriate ownership and operating model for use at airports.

Water Efficiency Management Strategies for Airports June 2, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 154: Water Efficiency Management Strategies for Airports provides a guidebook and tools that airport operators can use to design and institute a water efficiency management program specific to their facility. The report enables airport operators to understand water uses and usage at airports to generate a baseline water use profile specific to their airport activities, and to define appropriate water use targets. It will also help...

Guidebook for Managing Compliance with Federal Regulations: An Integrated Approach May 19, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 156: Guidebook for Managing Compliance with Federal Regulations: An Integrated Approach provides guidance on managing compliance with federal regulations pertaining to the operation and management of airports.




Accompanying the guidebook is the Regulation Compliance...

Building Information Modeling for Airports May 16, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 70: Building Information Modeling for Airports summarizes current state of the art and practice for Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is a digital representation of a facility’s physical and functional characteristics. BIM offers tools that allow airport decision makers to understand all components of a facility—their location, and their attributes, both graphically and systematically—to minimize the total cost of owning and...

Airport Safety Risk Management Panel Activities and Outcomes May 9, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 71: Airport Safety Risk Management Panel Activities and Outcomes compiles information and tools that help Part 139 airports conduct Safety Risk Assessments (SRAs) effectively. This report enhances ACRP Report 131: A Guidebook for Safety Risk Management for Airports with additional tools and templates, and presents the conclusions from the survey and interviews as well as the main findings from the literature review. Several tools...

Methodology to Develop the Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool April 27, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web Only Document 27: Methodology to Develop the Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool complements CD-ROM 178: Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool. The report outlines the overall data collection and analysis process for developing airport terminal building benchmarks. 

Guidebook for IROPS Stakeholder Communication & Coordination April 22, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 153: Guidebook for IROPS Stakeholder Communication & Coordination provides details on strategies and tools for reducing IROPs impacts on passengers. This guidebook will assist communication and coordination as airports and airlines implement IROPS contingency plans.
A spreadsheet tool accompanying the report includes a response plan for stakeholders’ involvement in assessing the likelihood and severity of reoccurrence of...

The Fourth Amendment and Airports April 18, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 27: The Fourth Amendment and Airports discusses the Fourth Amendment generally as it pertains to its application to people, houses, papers, and effects. The digest focuses on the application at airports and respective court decisions. It specifically discusses expectations of privacy at airports, airport administrative inspection actions, and law enforcement actions. This digest will assist airport operators by providing...

Airport Sustainability Practices—Drivers and Outcomes for Small Commercial and General Aviation Airports April 13, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 69: Airport Sustainability Practices—Drivers and Outcomes for Small Commercial and General Aviation Airports explores drivers and outcomes of green initiatives undertaken at small commercial and general aviation airports. Drivers could include financial viability, staffing considerations, or other social or environmental factors.

Developing a Business Case for Renewable Energy at Airports March 31, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 151: Developing a Business Case for Renewable Energy at Airports provides instructions and tools to evaluate proposed renewable energy projects and their alternatives. The guidance may assist airports with making informed energy decisions that maximize financial, self-sustainability, environmental, and social benefits.




In addition to the report, a...