Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Planning for Recovery of Disabled Aircraft October 17, 2014

The latest issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice highlights the value of ACRP Synthesis 38: Expediting Aircraft Recovery at Airports, a report that details guidance for expediting the recovery of disabled aircraft. Specifically, officials at John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County, California applied ACRP Synthesis 38 to help plan for aircraft...

Guidebook for Successfully Assessing and Managing Risks for Airport Capital and Maintenance Projects October 7, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 116: Guidebook for Successfully Assessing and Managing Risks for Airport Capital and Maintenance Projects establishes a step-by-step process for evaluating and managing risk for capital and maintenance projects that can be scaled depending on the complexity of the project. Chapter 8 is structured to be a quick user’s guide.

Integrating Airport Geographic Information System (GIS) Data with Public Agency GIS September 24, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 59: Integrating Airport Geographic Information System (GIS) Data with Public Agency GIS identifies effective and emerging data exchange practices that airports and public agencies can use to increase the data they have access to, while reducing the cost of identifying, collecting, and maintaining these data. It synthesizes the need expressed by airports and public agencies to exchange geographic information and related resources,...

Guidebook for Through-the-Fence Operations September 17, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 114: Guidebook for Through-the-Fence Operations examines the financial, operational, regulatory, legal, and other issues associated with through-the-fence (TTF) operations. The report includes supplemental worksheets for assessing TTF operations, discussed in Chapter 5, and a...

Guidebook on General Aviation Facility Planning September 11, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 113: Guidebook on General Aviation Facility Planning provides guidance for planning airport facilities that accommodate general aviation aircraft. The guidance is designed to help airport practitioners plan flexible and cost-effective facilities that are responsive to industry needs.

Improving Airport Curbside and Roadway Operations September 5, 2014

The latest issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how the planning staff at Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) applied analytical tools presented in ACRP Report 40: Airport Curbside and Terminal Area Roadway Operations to help improve airport operations and travelers’ experiences.



Using the tools presented...

A Guidebook for Airport-Airline Consortiums August 27, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 111: A Guidebook for Airport-Airline Consortiums provides decision-making guidance for airport operators and airline representatives who are responsible for agreements related to facilities, equipment, systems, and services and who may be interested in evaluating, advocating, or forming consortiums to provide needed services.

Airport Terminal Incident Response Planning August 5, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 112: Airport Terminal Incident Response Planning summarizes the development and use of a tool that creates and maintains integrated incident response plans that address hazards in and around airport terminals.



The Airport Terminal Incident Response Plan (TIRP) tool, available on the CD-ROM that accompanies the report, assists in the development of a response plan to help mitigate the impact of events on...

Airport Response to Special Events July 26, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 57: Airport Response to Special Events explores how airports plan, manage, and recover from special events in order to help minimize the event’s effects on an airport’s regular operations.



The synthesis explores issues related to planning, organizing, and applying lessons learned, as well as addressing potential surprises and impacts on operations and customer services related to a variety of non-...

Best Practices for General Aviation Aircraft Fuel-Tank Sampling July 23, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 21: Best Practices for General Aviation Aircraft Fuel-Tank Sampling estimates the discard amounts from fuel testing samples that are entering the stormwater run-off system, and develops best practices for proper disposal of the fuel-tank samples.