Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Guidebook for Considering Life-Cycle Costs in Airport Asset Procurement April 10, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 172: Guidebook for Considering Life-Cycle Costs in Airport Asset Procurement explores how other industries use the total cost of ownership (TCO) approach for initial procurement, and how to integrate this into future airport procurement practices. A TCO Tool and five...

Establishing a Coordinated Local Family Assistance Program for Airports April 10, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 171: Establishing a Coordinated Local Family Assistance Program for Airports provides guidance to airport personnel when assisting victims and families affected by an aviation disaster. This guidebook incorporates practices for planning an effective response while coordinating with different partners. The guidance is adaptable to both general aviation and commercial service airports of any size. The guidebook includes a...

Guidebook for Preparing Public Notification Programs at Airports April 7, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Prorgram (ACRP) Research Report 170: Guidebook for Preparing Public Notification Programs at Airports offers standards and practices to help airport industry practitioners develop and implement effective programs for delivering both routine notifications as well as incident and emergency-related notifications. The guidance provides readers with the ability to customize their programs to match their unique circumstances.

Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Aircraft Accident Response Planning April 1, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Prorgram (ACRP) Web-Only Document 31: Improving Stakeholder Engagement in Aircraft Accident Response Planning provides guidance to assist airport personnel who seek to engage with accident response stakeholders beyond the boundaries of the airport and outside of those typically engaged for mutual aid agreements in support of the airport.




A customizable...

Interpreting the Results of Airport Water Monitoring March 30, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 166: Interpreting the Results of Airport Water Monitoring provides comprehensive guidance and a set of tools that operators of airports of varying sizes can use to understand, diagnose, and interpret airport water quality. This guidebook addresses water leaving the airport that does not go to an off-site treatment facility. Accompanying the report are the following tools to assist practitioners in diagnosing root causes and...

Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas March 17, 2017

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 50: Improved Models for Risk Assessment of Runway Safety Areas analyzes aircraft veer-offs, the use of declared distances, the implementation of the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS), and the incorporation of a risk approach for consideration of obstacles in or in the vicinity of the runway safety area (RSA).



An interactive risk analysis tool, updated in 2017, quantifies risk and support planning and...

Development of a NOx Chemistry Module for EDMS/AEDT to Predict NO2 Concentrations March 3, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 30: Development of a NOx Chemistry Module for EDMS/AEDT to Predict NO2 Concentrations explores the methods available for predicting NO2 concentrations at airports. The research project includes a final report, preferred method for employing a module, and a computer model code for the preferred method.

Impacts on Practice: ACRP and Higher Education: Building the Next Generation of Airport Professionals February 18, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores how educators have incorporated ACRP tools and reports into their curriculum. Professors and students at Kansas State Polytechnic (KSP) University in Salina, Kansas use ACRP reports to provide foundational knowledge about the airport industry, and students find the reports practical resources as they transition from students to professionals.

Impacts on Practice: Integrating Airport Research and Decision-making: A Case Study February 11, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) latest Impacts on Practice explores integrating research into decision-making at Jacksonville Aviation Authority through using reports produced by ACRP. Topics like emergency management, development of cooperative agreements, risk management, safety, communications, and operational efficiency are examined. In particular, the reports' case studies provide illustrative examples and tools to save money, operate more efficiently, or maintain a...

Preemption of Worker-Retention and Labor-Peace Agreements at Airports February 9, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 31: Preemption of Worker-Retention and Labor-Peace Agreements at Airports serves as an overview of issues related to labor-harmony or labor-peace agreements for airport management personnel and other interested personnel, including airport authority board members or elected officials. These agreements generally require that, as a condition of operating on-airport property, an organization must become signatory to some...