Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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A Guide for Compliance with Grant Agreement Obligations to Provide Reasonable Access to an AIP-Funded Public Use General Aviation Airport February 6, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 23: A Guide for Compliance with Grant Agreement Obligations to Provide Reasonable Access to an AIP-Funded Public Use General Aviation Airport describes the assurances made by airport sponsors that receive grants from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and how these assurances limit the sponsor from unreasonably restricting access for aeronautical activity at general aviation airports.

Balancing Airport Stormwater and Bird Hazard Management January 30, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 125: Balancing Airport Stormwater and Bird Hazard Management helps airports identify and evaluate stormwater management and bird mitigation practices. An accompanying CD-ROM tool is aimed to assist airports with evaluating bird strike risks and stormwater management decisions.




The CD is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a...

A Guidebook for Increasing Diverse and Small Business Participation in Airport Business Opportunities January 24, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 126: A Guidebook for Increasing Diverse and Small Business Participation in Airport Business Opportunities is a compilation of industry best practices and other measures airports can use to attract and enhance participation in their contract opportunities.

A Guidebook for Airport Winter Operations January 24, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 123: A Guidebook for Airport Winter Operations provides direction to airport facilities as they prepare for, operate during, and recover from disruptive winter events. The report also provides tips for managing the overall passenger experience and provides guidance on the levels of investment needed to implement an effective winter operations program.

Innovative Airport Responses to Threatened and Endangered Species January 24, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 122: Innovative Airport Responses to Threatened and Endangered Species provides solutions to help airport industry practitioners address the presence of federally listed species at or near airports.




Accompanying the primer is Airport Toolbox for ACRP Report 122, which is designed to help facilitate understanding among airports and agencies. The toolbox is available...

ACRP 2014 Annual Report of Progress January 22, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that provides background on the program, a listing of products developed under the program over the last 9 years, a summary of the status of projects in progress or completed, and more.

Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2015 January 12, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 22: Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices is a digest of the progress and status of ACRP Project 11-03, Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices.

Prototype Airport Sustainability Rating System—Characteristics, Viability, and Implementation Options December 18, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 119: Prototype Airport Sustainability Rating System—Characteristics, Viability, and Implementation Options identifies the features of an airport sustainability rating system, identifies options for implementing the rating system and a certification program, and evaluates the viability of their implementation and adoption.

Estimating the Economic Impact of Air Cargo Operations at Airports, Part 1: User’s Guidebook and Part 2: Research Report December 15, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 20: Estimating the Economic Impact of Air Cargo Operations at Airports, Part 1: User’s Guidebook and Part 2: Research Report provides guidance and tools to practitioners who estimate the economic value of air cargo facilities and operations to their communities and regions.

Airport Escalators and Moving Walkways—Cost-Savings and Energy Reduction Technologies November 22, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 117: Airport Escalators and Moving Walkways—Cost-Savings and Energy Reduction Technologies provides a systematic approach to identifying, evaluating, and selecting cost-saving and energy reduction technologies for airport escalators and moving walkways. A spreadsheet tool that supplements the report is bound in the hardcopy of the report as CRP-CD-156.



The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s...