Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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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.

Overview of Airport Fueling Operations May 20, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 63: Overview of Airport Fueling Operations explores airport fueling system operations at all sizes of airports. The report describes fueling standards and regulations, common operations and components, and serves as a reference for a number of fueling processes and procedures. On-airport fueling systems and components are the main focus of the report.

Quantifying Aircraft Lead Emissions at Airports May 18, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 21: Quantifying Aircraft Lead Emissions at Airports reviews methods for quantifying aircraft-related lead emissions.




ACRP Report 133: Best Practices Guidebook for Preparing Lead Emission Inventories from Piston-Powered Aircraft with the Emission Inventory Analysis Tool provides guidance for quantifying airport lead emissions so that...

Best Practices Guidebook for Preparing Lead Emission Inventories from Piston-Powered Aircraft with the Emission Inventory Analysis Tool May 18, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 133: Best Practices Guidebook for Preparing Lead Emission Inventories from Piston-Powered Aircraft with the Emission Inventory Analysis Tool examines a methodology and tool to assist airports in quantifying aircraft lead emissions at airports.




The accompanying Emission Inventory...

The Role of U.S. Airports in the National Economy May 14, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 132: The Role of U.S. Airports in the National Economy examines the economic role of U.S. airports and the national airport system to help communicate the national aggregate value of airports to communities and aviation stakeholders.




A PowerPoint presentation and...

Practices in Preserving and Developing Public-Use Seaplane Bases May 10, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 61: Practices in Preserving and Developing Public-Use Seaplane Bases reviews current practices in developing and preserving public-use seaplane bases throughout the United States. The report reviews and presents information on the planning process, design considerations, permits, regulatory requirements, and facility and service needs of seaplane bases.

Airport Emergency Post-Event Recovery Practices May 8, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 60: Airport Emergency Post-Event Recovery Practices explores approaches to improving the overall resiliency of airports through planning for the recovery phase of emergency response.

Passenger Value of Time, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Airport Capital Investment Decisions, Volume 3: Appendix A Background Research and Appendix B Stated Preference Survey May 6, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 22: Passenger Value of Time, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Airport Capital Investment Decisions, Volume 3: Appendix A Background Research and Appendix B Stated Preference Survey includes data and information used to produce a method for airport owners and operators to determine how their customers value the travel time impacts of efficiency improvements.




The purpose of this research is to provide...

Passenger Value of Time, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Airport Capital Investment Decisions, Volume 2: Final Report May 6, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 22: Passenger Value of Time, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Airport Capital Investment Decisions, Volume 2: Final Report summarizes the data collection methodology to produce a method for airport owners and operators to determine how their customers value the travel time impacts of efficiency improvements.




The purpose of this research is to provide an up-to-date understanding of how recent airport...

Passenger Value of Time, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Airport Capital Investment Decisions, Volume 1: Guidebook for Valuing User Time Savings in Airport Capital Investment Decision Analysis May 6, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 22: Passenger Value of Time, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Airport Capital Investment Decisions, Volume 1: Guidebook for Valuing User Time Savings in Airport Capital Investment Decision Analysis provides a method for airport owners and operators to determine how their customers value the travel time impacts of efficiency improvements.




The purpose of this research is to provide an up-to-date...