Small Airport Participation Sought for ACRP Project 03-31

As a member of the ACI Small Airports Committee, ACI-NA associate member, Mead and Hunt, is asking small airports to participate in a research study associated with Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Project 03-31: Aligning Community Expectations with Airport Roles.  This one-hour teleconference will provide valuable input to the project’s research.

  • Date:  Wednesday, October 8, 2014
  • Time:  2:00 – 3:00 pm EST

Space is limited.  To sign up and participate, just complete this brief survey that will provide your contact information to the research team.

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators.  Mead & Hunt, Inc. is a nationally recognized aviation consulting firm leading this research team.   This project will address common “disconnects” between community expectations and the realities faced by airport management about the roles that general aviation and commercial service airports play in their communities.

Project Objective:

This study will:

  • Identify the “Top 10” issues – the most significant controversies that arise as a result of confusion over the various roles played by airports as opposed to the roles played by airlines and other entities. 
  • Develop a Handbook to describe best practices for communicating the diverse roles of the airport to the general public, elected officials and the business community.
  • Enhance the Handbook with a user-friendly database that incorporates information and resources supporting the various components of the Handbook

Why do we need your help?

The resulting Handbook will be used to help industry professionals respond to questions and criticisms with specially-designed resources and tools.  We need your help to:

  • Identify the “Top 10” issues from your unique perspective
  • Understand what kind of tools and resources will be most helpful

Contact Mead & Hunt’s Lynn Wilson for more information.