Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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ACRP 2017 Annual Report of Progress January 11, 2018

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that reflects on its 2017 achievements and includes initiating 44 new research and special projects and publishing 19 research reports. New approaches to sharing research ideas, convening experts on emerging and rapidly evolving issues, and implementing research are highlighted in the 2017 report.

Airport Community, Water Quality Events, and the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule January 5, 2018

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 88: Airport Community, Water Quality Events, and the Aircraft Drinking Water Rule explores how airports, airlines, ground service providers, and ice and food caterers as well as other food service establishments can take measures to ensure that their operations have safe drinking water. Receiving prompt and accurate information about a drinking water quality event allows airport management and tenants to address and mitigate...

Legal Aspects of Airport Programs - An Update January 4, 2018

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 27: Legal Aspects of Airport Programs - An Update is a digest of the background and status of ACRP Project 11-01, Legal Aspects of Airport Programs. During the first 11 years of ACRP Project 11-01, there have been almost 50 topics selected for legal research in broad areas of interest to the airport legal community. Thirty-three ACRP Legal Research Digests have been published to date and are available through the TRB...

Guidance for Planning, Design, and Operations of Airport Communications Centers January 4, 2018

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 182: Guidance for Planning, Design, and Operations of Airport Communications Centers helps airports of all sizes determine which type of airport communications center best meets their operational needs. Various functions include dispatch of police, emergency response, maintenance requests, and monitoring of airport systems. In some cases, individual departments have “siloed” these functions into separate call centers. Myriad...

Impacts on Practice: Learning to Negotiate Airport / Airline Agreements December 13, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice examines how an aviation consulting firm applied the findings of ACRP Report 36: Airport/Airline Agreements – Practices and Characteristics for use in training its clients on lease negotiation, rates, and charges. The report clarifies the impacts of...

Impacts on Practice: Creating a Collaborative Environment Between Airport Operations and Maintenance December 11, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice discusses how Harrisburg Airport (MDT), part of the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania applied results of ACRP Report 92: A Guidebook to Creating a Collaborative Environment Between Airport Operations and Maintenance. The tools contained in helped MDT employees collaborate across the department to...

Impacts on Practice: Finding Solutions to Information Technology Issues at Airports December 9, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores a resource that helps airports view information technology from a strategic level. ACRP Report 59: Information Technology Systems at Airports—A Primer helped officials from Los Angeles World Airports codify best practices. Additionally, the use of the report's assessment tools by Tulsa International Airport have helped produce...

Guidebook for Quantifying Airport Ground Access Vehicle Activity for Emissions Modeling November 28, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 180: Guidebook for Quantifying Airport Ground Access Vehicle Activity for Emissions Modeling reviews the regulatory framework and significance of ground access vehicle (GAV) emissions in an airport setting. GAVs, such as private vehicles, taxis, shuttles, rental cars, and delivery vehicles, can be significant contributors to airport emissions and are often included in airport air quality studies. This report develops guidance...

Assessing Community Annoyance of Helicopter Noise November 17, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 181: Assessing Community Annoyance of Helicopter Noise describes a protocol for conducting a large-scale community survey to quantify annoyance due to civil helicopter noise and presents the results of a test of the protocol which also helped improve understanding of the roles of acoustic and non-acoustic factors that influence community annoyance to civil helicopter noise. The report provides a better understanding of the...

Assessing Aircraft Noise Conditions Affecting Student Learning–Case Studies November 2, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 34: Assessing Aircraft Noise Conditions Affecting Student Learning–Case Studies attempts to determine how the behaviors of
students and teachers are affected by aircraft noise exposure. The report identifies metrics that define the level and characteristics of aircraft noise that impact student achievement. It also develops guidance for use by decision makers on how to reduce the impact of aircraft noise on student...