Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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The Vector-Borne Disease Airport Importation Risk Tool August 3, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) CRP-CD-137: The Vector-Borne Disease Airport Importation Risk Tool is a CD-ROM-based interactive tool designed to help define the roles of airports and airlines in the transmission and spread of insect-borne human diseases.




The tool relies on the assumptions that the levels of imported vector and vector-borne disease risk via air travel are related to the presence of flight routes connected to endemic regions,...

Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports August 7, 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 14, 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 21, 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 28, 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 6, 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 11, 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 18, 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.

Compilation of DOT and FAA Airport Legal Determinations and Opinion Letters Through December 2012 September 25, 2013

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 21 is a compilation of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) airport legal determinations and opinion letters through December 31, 2012. The compilation, available in a CD format, includes indexes designed to facilitate the search for specific questions and issues.




ACRP LRD 21 updates and supersedes ACRP Legal Research Digest 4,...

Maximizing Airport Facility Utilization and Efficiency with Common-Use Resources October 29, 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.