Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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A Guide for Compliance with Grant Agreement Obligations to Provide Reasonable Access to an AIP-Funded Public Use General Aviation Airport February 6, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 23: A Guide for Compliance with Grant Agreement Obligations to Provide Reasonable Access to an AIP-Funded Public Use General Aviation Airport describes the assurances made by airport sponsors that receive grants from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and how these assurances limit the sponsor from unreasonably restricting access for aeronautical activity at general aviation airports.

A Guidebook for Airport Winter Operations January 24, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 123: A Guidebook for Airport Winter Operations provides direction to airport facilities as they prepare for, operate during, and recover from disruptive winter events. The report also provides tips for managing the overall passenger experience and provides guidance on the levels of investment needed to implement an effective winter operations program.

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.

A Guidebook for Increasing Diverse and Small Business Participation in Airport Business Opportunities January 24, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 126: A Guidebook for Increasing Diverse and Small Business Participation in Airport Business Opportunities is a compilation of industry best practices and other measures airports can use to attract and enhance participation in their contract opportunities.

A Guidebook for Integrating NIMS for Personnel and Resources at Airports February 24, 2014

TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 103: A Guidebook for Integrating NIMS for Personnel and Resources at Airports provides guidance for the integration of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) into airport response plans for incidents, accidents, and events.



The guidebook address common NIMS and incident command terminology; outlines incident command structures for various situations relative to their complexity; and includes sample plans...

A Guidebook for Mitigating Disruptive WiFi Interference at Airports March 18, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 127: A Guidebook for Mitigating Disruptive WiFi Interference at Airports describes the WiFi interference problems at airports and offers potential solutions to mitigate disruptions. Interference is addressed in the context of the business and regulatory structure within which airports operate.



The guidebook is designed to provide practical assistance for improving WiFi performance by enhancing the ability of...

A Guidebook for Safety Risk Management for Airports May 23, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 131: A Guidebook for Safety Risk Management for Airports provides tools, examples, and guidance to help airports manage safety risks using the safety risk management (SRM) process. The guidebook includes scalable features of the SRM processes so that it may be useful to smaller airports with limited resources.

ACRP 2013 Annual Report of Progress January 5, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that provides background on the program, a listing of products developed under the program over the last 8 years, a summary of the status of projects in progress or completed, and more.

ACRP 2013 Annual Report of Progress January 5, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that provides background on the program, a listing of products developed under the program over the last 8 years, a summary of the status of projects in progress or completed, and more.

ACRP 2014 Annual Report of Progress January 22, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that provides background on the program, a listing of products developed under the program over the last 9 years, a summary of the status of projects in progress or completed, and more.