Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Airside Snow Removal Practices for Small Airports with Limited Budgets July 28, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 67: Airside Snow Removal Practices for Small Airports with Limited Budgets covers challenges and successful strategies that airport operators use at small airports with significant budget and other constraints to coordinate and conduct snow removal operations.

Guidebook for Addressing Aircraft/Wildlife Hazards at General Aviation Airports July 16, 2015

The June 2015 issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice explores how the Sterling Municipal Airport (KSTK) in Colorado used ACRP Report 32: Guidebook for Addressing Aircraft/Wildlife Hazards at General Aviation Airports to manage a swallow population that had been causing aircraft strikes. The airport implemented a permanent, environmentally-friendly technique,...

Lessons Learned from Airport Sustainability Plans July 14, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 66: Lessons Learned from Airport Sustainability Plans explores sustainability initiatives at smaller U.S. airports. The synthesis presents an analysis of survey responses and provides information gained from the telephone interviews to help inform airport leadership and employees who are considering, developing, or implementing sustainability plans.

Practices to Develop Effective Stakeholder Relationships at Smaller Airports July 12, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 65: Practices to Develop Effective Stakeholder Relationships at Smaller Airports describes practices, tools, communication techniques, feedback loops, and case examples that highlight how leaders at smaller airports proactively manage stakeholder relationships.

Implementing Integrated Self-Service at Airports July 11, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 136: Implementing Integrated Self-Service at Airports provides guidelines for implementing and optimizing a comprehensive passenger self-service experience for a variety of sizes of U.S. airports. Accompanying the report is a CD containing tools to assist the user in developing an integrated passenger self-service program.




The CD is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image. Links to...

Guidebook on Best Practices for Airport Cybersecurity July 9, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 140: Guidebook on Best Practices for Airport Cybersecurity provides information designed to help reduce or mitigate inherent risks of cyberattacks on technology-based systems.



Traditional IT infrastructure such as servers, desktops, and network devices are covered along with increasingly sophisticated and interconnected industrial control systems, such as baggage handling, temperature control, and airfield...

Standardizing Airport Incident Management Practices July 8, 2015

The May 2015 issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice highlights how airport officials at Golden Triangle Airport (GTR) in Columbus, Mississippi, Kissimmee Gateway Airport (KISM) in Kissimmee, Florida have applied findings from ACRP Report 103: A Guidebook for Integrating NIMS for Personnel and Resources at Airports. The report helped these airports more fully...

Preventive Maintenance at General Aviation Airports Volume 1: Primer July 6, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 138: Preventive Maintenance at General Aviation Airports Volume 1: Primer explores the value of airports to communities and the national airspace system.



The primer also reviews the various infrastructure assets at airports and outlines the value of planning and prioritizing preventive maintenance into the budgeting process and the impacts to operations if an airport fails to conduct preventive maintenance. In...

Preventive Maintenance at General Aviation Airports Volume 2: Guidebook July 6, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 138: Preventive Maintenance at General Aviation Airports Volume 2: Guidebook is designed to assist airport and maintenance management and all staff responsible for maintenance and repair of the airport’s physical infrastructure assets in understanding preventive maintenance programs.



The guidebook is part of a two volume set. Volume 1 is a...

Understanding Airport Air Quality and Public Health Studies Related to Airports June 29, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 135: Understanding Airport Air Quality and Public Health Studies Related to Airports explores the following air quality issues: the literature regarding standards and regulations; issues at airports; health impacts and risks; and the industry’s current understanding of its health impacts.