Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas March 17, 2017

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 50: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas analyzes aircraft veer-offs, the use of declared distances, the implementation of the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS), and the incorporation of a risk approach for consideration of obstacles in or in the vicinity of the runway safety area (RSA).



An interactive risk analysis tool, updated in 2017, quantifies risk and support planning and...

Development of a NOx Chemistry Module for EDMS/AEDT to Predict NO2 Concentrations March 3, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 30: Development of a NOx Chemistry Module for EDMS/AEDT to Predict NO2 Concentrations explores the methods available for predicting NO2 concentrations at airports. The research project includes a final report, preferred method for employing a module, and a computer model code for the preferred method.

Impacts on Practice: ACRP and Higher Education: Building the Next Generation of Airport Professionals February 18, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores how educators have incorporated ACRP tools and reports into their curriculum. Professors and students at Kansas State Polytechnic (KSP) University in Salina, Kansas use ACRP reports to provide foundational knowledge about the airport industry, and students find the reports practical resources as they transition from students to professionals.

Impacts on Practice: Integrating Airport Research and Decision-making: A Case Study February 11, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores integrating research into decision-making at Jacksonville Aviation Authority through using reports produced by ACRP. Topics like emergency management, development of cooperative agreements, risk management, safety, communications, and operational efficiency are examined. In particular, the reports' case studies provide illustrative examples and tools to save money, operate more efficiently, or maintain a...

Preemption of Worker-Retention and Labor-Peace Agreements at Airports February 9, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 31: Preemption of Worker-Retention and Labor-Peace Agreements at Airports serves as an overview of issues related to labor-harmony or labor-peace agreements for airport management personnel and other interested personnel, including airport authority board members or elected officials. These agreements generally require that, as a condition of operating on-airport property, an organization must become signatory to some...

Guidebook for Selecting Methods to Monitor Airport and Aircraft Deicing Materials January 27, 2017

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released the second edition of Research Report 72: Guidebook for Selecting Methods to Monitor Airport and Aircraft Deicing Materials. The report provides a step-by-step process for identifying, evaluating, and selecting methods to monitor stormwater that is subject to runoff containing deicing materials.



The report addresses identifying the parameters to be monitored and discusses the appropriateness of various...

Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities January 17, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 167: Guidebook for Developing Ramp Control Facilities provides guidance to airport operators considering providing ramp control services. An accompanying Ramp Control Decision Support Tool assists users through most considerations before providing ramp control services, including facility requirements, staffing, training, and technology...

ACRP 2016 Annual Report of Progress January 14, 2017

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that reflects on the achievements of the past 11 years, as well as ACRP’s strategic outlook of providing responsive, relevant, and innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities within the airport industry.

Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2017 January 12, 2017

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 26: 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.

Runway Protection Zones (RPZs) Risk Assessment Tool Users’ Guide January 9, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 168: Runway Protection Zones (RPZs) Risk Assessment Tool Users’ Guide helps airport operators evaluate the risk of an aircraft accident within an RPZ. Although runway protection zones (RPZs) are supposed to be clear of structures and people, it is still common for activities to occur within an RPZ for many reasons, and these reasons can be beyond the control of the airport operator.




The report...