Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Methodology to Develop the Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool April 27, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web Only Document 27: Methodology to Develop the Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool complements CD-ROM 178: Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool. The report outlines the overall data collection and analysis process for developing airport terminal building benchmarks. 

Guidebook for IROPS Stakeholder Communication & Coordination April 22, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 153: Guidebook for IROPS Stakeholder Communication & Coordination provides details on strategies and tools for reducing IROPs impacts on passengers. This guidebook will assist communication and coordination as airports and airlines implement IROPS contingency plans.
A spreadsheet tool accompanying the report includes a response plan for stakeholders’ involvement in assessing the likelihood and severity of reoccurrence of...

The Fourth Amendment and Airports April 18, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 27: The Fourth Amendment and Airports discusses the Fourth Amendment generally as it pertains to its application to people, houses, papers, and effects. The digest focuses on the application at airports and respective court decisions. It specifically discusses expectations of privacy at airports, airport administrative inspection actions, and law enforcement actions. This digest will assist airport operators by providing...

Airport Sustainability Practices—Drivers and Outcomes for Small Commercial and General Aviation Airports April 13, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 69: Airport Sustainability Practices—Drivers and Outcomes for Small Commercial and General Aviation Airports explores drivers and outcomes of green initiatives undertaken at small commercial and general aviation airports. Drivers could include financial viability, staffing considerations, or other social or environmental factors.

Developing a Business Case for Renewable Energy at Airports March 31, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 151: Developing a Business Case for Renewable Energy at Airports provides instructions and tools to evaluate proposed renewable energy projects and their alternatives. The guidance may assist airports with making informed energy decisions that maximize financial, self-sustainability, environmental, and social benefits.




In addition to the report, a...

Evaluating Methods for Determining Interior Noise Levels Used in Airport Sound Insulation Programs March 28, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 152: Evaluating Methods for Determining Interior Noise Levels Used in Airport Sound Insulation Programs provides guidance for selecting and implementing methods for measuring noise level reduction in dwellings associated with airport noise insulation programs. The report complements the results of ACRP Report 89: Guidelines for Airport Sound...

Methodology to Improve AEDT Quantification of Aircraft Taxi/Idle Emissions March 25, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 26: Methodology to Improve AEDT Quantification of Aircraft Taxi/Idle Emissions explores potential improvements to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT). AEDT produces emissions estimates based on aircraft activity at an airport, including an estimate of the emissions that would result under these low-thrust conditions. Presently, the model defines the standard thrust setting...

Improving the Airport Customer Experience March 23, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released a pre-publication, non-edited draft version of Report 157: Improving the Airport Customer Experience. The guidebook documents notable and emerging practices in airport customer service management that increase customer satisfaction, recognizing the different types of customers (such as passengers, meeters and greeters, and employees) and types and sizes of airports. It also identifies potential improvements that airports could...

Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2016 January 22, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 23: Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices is a digest of the progress and status of ACRP Project 11-03, Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices.

ACRP 2015 Annual Report of Progress January 12, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that reflects on the achievements of the past 10 years, as well as ACRP’s strategic outlook on the next 10 years of providing responsive, relevant, and innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities within the airport industry.