Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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ACRP 2016 Annual Report of Progress January 14, 2017

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its annual report that reflects on the achievements of the past 11 years, as well as ACRP’s strategic outlook of providing responsive, relevant, and innovative solutions to the challenges and opportunities within the airport industry.

Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2017 January 12, 2017

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 26: 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.

Runway Protection Zones (RPZs) Risk Assessment Tool Users’ Guide January 9, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 168: Runway Protection Zones (RPZs) Risk Assessment Tool Users’ Guide helps airport operators evaluate the risk of an aircraft accident within an RPZ. Although runway protection zones (RPZs) are supposed to be clear of structures and people, it is still common for activities to occur within an RPZ for many reasons, and these reasons can be beyond the control of the airport operator.




The report...

Clean Water Act Requirements for Airports January 1, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 169: Clean Water Act Requirements for Airports describes the environmental regulations and permitting programs to which airports may be subject in their management of stormwater and other types of water resources. It covers governing federal programs; stormwater discharges associated with industrial activities, construction activities, and municipal separate storm sewer systems; process water or wastewater treatment discharges...

Identifying and Evaluating Airport Workforce Requirements December 31, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 28: Identifying and Evaluating Airport Workforce Requirements gathers information that will help identify and evaluate the current and future airport job requirements and associated workforce capacity needs; assess the potential of current airport education, training, and resources to address workforce gaps; and provide a practical guidebook that presents effective workforce planning and development strategies. The Web-Only...

Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues Update: 2008–2017 December 30, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 25: Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues Update: 2008–2017 provides initial information for the 2016–2017 academic year of the Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues (ACRP Project 11-04).  



The report also includes abstracts for student papers from the 2015–2016, 2014-2015, and 2013–2014 academic years, and lists papers from prior...

NextGen for Airports, Volume 3: Resources for Airports December 18, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 150: NextGen for Airports, Volume 3: Resources for Airports presents an overview of the many elements of NextGen, in terms and context that are relevant, familiar, and understandable to airport operators. This guide and associated primer broadly address potential airport impacts and include background information so that airport personnel can discern which NextGen programs will impact them and how. The report includes a list of NextGen...

Impacts on Practice: Moving Customers, Cost-Savings and Energy Reduction in the Right Direction December 7, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores how Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) used ACRP Report 117: Airport Escalators and Moving Walkways—Cost-Savings and Energy Reduction Technologies to assist with the decision to install energy-saving variable demand/variable speed motors on the moving walkways and escalators in the airport. MHT also used ACRP Report...

Impacts on Practice: Using Airfield LED Lighting to Save Energy and Costs November 26, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program's latest Impacts on Practice: Using Airfield LED Lighting to Save Energy and Costs explores how New Hampshire’s Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) and King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, Washington used ACRP Synthesis 35: Issues with Use of Airfield LED Light Fixtures to guide the decision to replace its airfield taxiway incandescent lighting with an light emitting diode (LED) system. MHT airport...

Impacts on Practice: Improving Customer Experience at Airport Restroom Facilities November 23, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has released its latest Impacts on Practice that explores how Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) is using ACRP Report 130: Guidebook for Airport Terminal Restroom Planning and Design to help guide remodeling plans for restrooms at the airport. The report addresses topics like cleanliness and customer safety for passengers; traffic flow;...