Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Tabletop and Full-Scale Emergency Exercises for General Aviation, Non-Hub, and Small Hub Airports July 18, 2016

ACRP Synthesis 72: Tabletop and Full-Scale Emergency Exercises for General Aviation, Non-Hub, and Small Hub Airports provides small airports with the tools and practices needed to practice emergency response. The report provides sample exercise tools and plans, a checklist of effective practices for tabletop and full-scale emergency exercises, and a road map for developing an effective exercise program.

NextGen for Airports, Volume I: Understanding the Airport’s Role in Performance-Based Navigation: Resource Guide July 8, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 150: NextGen for Airports, Volume I: Understanding the Airport’s Role in Performance-Based Navigation: Resource Guide, the first report in this series, provides comprehensive information to practitioners concerning all aspects of Performance-Based Navigation (PBN) and how implementation affects overall airport operations. This Resource Guide encompasses background information, description of effects on short- and long-term airport...

Combining Mixed-Use Flight Operations Safely at Airports June 28, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 74: Combining Mixed-Use Flight Operations Safely at Airports documents practices in safely accommodating mixed-use aeronautical activity at airports. Mixed-use aeronautical activity refers to the different categories of aircraft a public-use airport is intended to accommodate in compliance with FAA sponsor assurances. These categories include gliders, helicopters, ultralight vehicles, balloons, airships, blimps, skydiving, aerial...

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...