Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Development of a Runway Veer-Off Location Distribution Risk Assessment and Reporting Template April 9, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 107: Development of a Runway Veer-Off Location Distribution Risk Assessment and Reporting Template explores a method to assess the risk of lateral runway excursions, also known as veer-offs, and suggests ways to improve veer-off incident/accident reporting.



In addition to the report, this project also developed the Lateral Runway Safety Area Risk Analysis (LRSARA) tool that can be used to help determine the...

Impacts of Aging Travelers on Airports March 26, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 51: Impacts of Aging Travelers on Airports describes the challenges of wayfinding, fatigue, technology and equipment, and needed amenities, as well as the practices that airports are enacting to accommodate and improve the airport experience of aging travelers. The report is designed to help users better understand the aging demographic, and define issues and implement effective practices to accommodate aging travelers at airports...

Being Prepared for IROPS: A Business-Planning and Decision-Making Approach March 17, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 106: Being Prepared for IROPS: A Business-Planning and Decision-Making Approach describes a process to help justify airport planning, and funding decisions (capital, and operations and maintenance) related to supporting irregular operations (IROPS) contingency planning.



The report presents a structured approach to quantifying the lifecycle economic value of proposed IROPS mitigation alternatives through a...

Effective Cooperation Among Airports and Local and Regional Emergency Management Agencies for Disaster Preparedness and Response March 5, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 50: Effective Cooperation Among Airports and Local and Regional Emergency Management Agencies for Disaster Preparedness and Response focuses on how airports and their emergency management partners establish and sustain effective working relationships, and methods of identifying problems and rebuilding damaged relationships.



The report is designed to provide airports and their emergency response allies...

Defining and Measuring Aircraft Delay and Airport Capacity Thresholds March 3, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 104: Defining and Measuring Aircraft Delay and Airport Capacity Thresholds offers guidance to help airports understand, select, calculate, and report measures of delay and capacity. The report describes common metrics, identifies data sources, recommends metrics based on an airport’s needs, and suggests ways to potentially improve metrics.

A Guidebook for Integrating NIMS for Personnel and Resources at Airports February 24, 2014

TRB Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 103: A Guidebook for Integrating NIMS for Personnel and Resources at Airports provides guidance for the integration of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) into airport response plans for incidents, accidents, and events.



The guidebook address common NIMS and incident command terminology; outlines incident command structures for various situations relative to their complexity; and includes sample plans...

Assessing Aircraft Noise Conditions Affecting Student Learning, Volume 1: Final Report February 19, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 16: Assessing Aircraft Noise Conditions Affecting Student Learning, Volume 1: Final Report explores conditions under which aircraft noise affects student learning and evaluates alternative noise metrics that best define those conditions.




Appendices A through G for ACRP Web-Only Document 16, Vol. 1 was published separately as ...

Assessing Aircraft Noise Conditions Affecting Student Learning, Volume 2: Appendices February 19, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 16: Assessing Aircraft Noise Conditions Affecting Student Learning, Volume 2: Appendices includes appendices A through G for ACRP Web-Only Document 16, Vol. 1, which explores conditions under which aircraft noise affects student learning and evaluates alternative noise metrics that best define those conditions.

Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices: 2014 February 7, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 18: 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.

Guidance for Estimating Airport Construction Emissions February 5, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 102: Guidance for Estimating Airport Construction Emissions provides guidance and an interactive electronic tool—the Airport Construction Emissions Inventory Tool—to assist airports and other stakeholders in developing airport construction emissions inventories.



The Airport Construction Emissions Inventory Tool (ACEIT) is included in CD-ROM format with the printed version of the report.


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