Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2016 January 22, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 23: 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.

ACRP 2015 Annual Report of Progress January 12, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that reflects on the achievements of the past 10 years, as well as ACRP’s strategic outlook on the next 10 years of providing responsive, relevant, and innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities within the airport industry.

ACRP 2015 Annual Report of Progress January 12, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that reflects on the achievements of the past 10 years, as well as ACRP’s strategic outlook on the next 10 years of providing responsive, relevant, and innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities within the airport industry.

Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool January 11, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) CD-ROM 178: Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool provides a tool that can be used to help benchmark and profile airport terminal energy end uses. The CD includes the raw data that was used to develop the tool. The tool helps users complete a form on their energy uses to develop an energy use intensity profile to benchmark against other terminals.



The CD-ROM is also available for...

Recommended Community Noise Model Enhancements to Improve Prediction of Helicopter Activity Impacts January 5, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 24: Recommended Community Noise Model Enhancements to Improve Prediction of Helicopter Activity Impacts provides an overview of research conducted to identify improvements to the most common methods for predicting helicopter community noise, including the research tasks, findings, final conclusions, and next steps. While the research did not attempt to identify which noise metric best predicts annoyance, it offers a...

ACRP Impacts on Practice - Improving the Safety of Runway Safety Areas January 3, 2016

The October 2015 issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how San Francisco International Airport applied guidance from ACRP Report 50: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas and ACRP Report 3: Analysis of Aircraft Overruns and Undershoots to evaluate safety alternatives and develop cost-effective...

ACRP Impacts on Practice - Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airports January 3, 2016

The September 2015 issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how Philadelphia International Airport, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and Changi Airport in Singapore applied guidance from ACRP Report 52: Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and
Landside to help passengers find their way in and around an airport.

LED Airfield Lighting System Operation and Maintenance December 30, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 148: LED Airfield Lighting System Operation and Maintenance provides guidance for operating and maintaining light-emitting diode (LED) airfield ground lighting systems, including taxi guidance signs, elevated light fixtures, and in-pavement light fixtures. 

Improving Ground Support Equipment Operational Data for Airport Emissions Modeling December 27, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 149: Improving Ground Support Equipment Operational Data for Airport Emissions Modeling provides a potential update to the current data set of default ground support equipment (GSE) fleet and activity used for passenger and cargo aircraft. The report includes a protocol to improve the accuracy and consistency of data collection for airport GSE activity compatible with the Emissions and Dispersion Modeling System (EDMS) and the Aviation...

Developing a Business Case for Renewable Energy at Airports December 4, 2015

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited version of Developing a Business Case for Renewable Energy at Airports. The report 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...