Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports August 6, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 88: Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports is designed to help airports identify needs and assess current capabilities with respect to using geographical information systems (GIS) in emergency management (EM).




The report discusses GIS and emergency management and provides a roadmap for airports to move from their current state of GIS implementation (even if they do not yet have...

Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs August 13, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 89: Guidelines for Airport Sound Insulation Programs provides updated guidelines for sound insulation of residential and other noise-sensitive buildings. The report is designed to help airports and others develop and effectively manage aircraft noise insulation projects.

Environmental Assessment of Air and High-Speed Rail Corridors August 20, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 43: Environmental Assessment of Air and High-Speed Rail Corridors explores where additional research can improve the ability to assess the environmental outcomes of these two systems.

Airport Responsibility for Wildlife Management August 27, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 20: Airport Responsibility for Wildlife Management compiles the laws and regulations pertaining to wildlife hazard management and discusses mitigation techniques applicable to airport operators.

Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft September 5, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 91: Infectious Disease Mitigation in Airports and on Aircraft offers guidance for mitigating the risk of disease spread via droplet, airborne, and contact at airports and aboard aircraft.

How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance September 10, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 48: How Airports Measure Customer Service Performance examines the strategic importance of customer service and how airports are measuring the quality of customer service.

Helping New Maintenance Hires Adapt to the Airport Operating Environment September 17, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 49: Helping New Maintenance Hires Adapt to the Airport Operating Environment highlights comprehensive safety and security training resources as well as successful practices for new maintenance hires at general aviation airports.

Maximizing Airport Facility Utilization and Efficiency with Common-Use Resources October 28, 2013

The latest issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority applied ACRP Report 30: Reference Guide on Understanding Common Use at Airports to develop new business models for common use systems at its airport.

Guidebook to Creating a Collaborative Environment Between Airport Operations and Maintenance October 30, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 92: Guidebook to Creating a Collaborative Environment Between Airport Operations and Maintenance provides tools and strategies that are designed to help potentially increase and improve collaboration between operations and maintenance staffs at airports.



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Operational and Business Continuity Planning for Prolonged Airport Disruptions November 7, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 93: Operational and Business Continuity Planning for Prolonged Airport Disruptions provides a guidebook and software tool for airport operators to assist, plan, and prepare for disruptive and catastrophic events that have the potential for causing prolonged airport closure resulting in adverse impacts to the airport and to the local, regional, and national economy.



The software tool is available in a CD-ROM...