Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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A Guidebook for Airport-Airline Consortiums August 27, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 111: A Guidebook for Airport-Airline Consortiums provides decision-making guidance for airport operators and airline representatives who are responsible for agreements related to facilities, equipment, systems, and services and who may be interested in evaluating, advocating, or forming consortiums to provide needed services.

Airport Terminal Incident Response Planning August 5, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 112: Airport Terminal Incident Response Planning summarizes the development and use of a tool that creates and maintains integrated incident response plans that address hazards in and around airport terminals.



The Airport Terminal Incident Response Plan (TIRP) tool, available on the CD-ROM that accompanies the report, assists in the development of a response plan to help mitigate the impact of events on...

Airport Response to Special Events July 26, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 57: Airport Response to Special Events explores how airports plan, manage, and recover from special events in order to help minimize the event’s effects on an airport’s regular operations.



The synthesis explores issues related to planning, organizing, and applying lessons learned, as well as addressing potential surprises and impacts on operations and customer services related to a variety of non-...

Best Practices for General Aviation Aircraft Fuel-Tank Sampling July 23, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Results Digest 21: Best Practices for General Aviation Aircraft Fuel-Tank Sampling estimates the discard amounts from fuel testing samples that are entering the stormwater run-off system, and develops best practices for proper disposal of the fuel-tank samples.

Research Methods for Understanding Aircraft Noise Annoyances and Sleep Disturbance July 19, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 17: Research Methods for Understanding Aircraft Noise Annoyances and Sleep Disturbance explores the development and validation of a research protocol for a large-scale study of aircraft noise exposure-annoyance response relationships across the U.S. The report also highlights alternative research methods for field studies to assess the relationship between aircraft noise and sleep disturbance for U.S. airports.

Safety Reporting Systems at Airports July 16, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 58: Safety Reporting Systems at Airports describes safety reporting methods and systems for airports certificated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 139 by assessing current practices, processes, and systems used to collect and analyze safety data and information.

Understanding the Value of Social Media at Airports for Customer Engagement July 9, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 56: Understanding the Value of Social Media at Airports for Customer Engagement compiles current literature and practice on how airport operators utilize social media to enhance customer engagement.

Evaluating Impacts of Sustainability Practices on Airport Operations and Maintenance July 4, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 110: Evaluating Impacts of Sustainability Practices on Airport Operations and Maintenance provides guidance on using an evaluation process and cost–benefit tool to evaluate lifecycle costs of sustainability practices being considered by airport operators.




Accompanying the report, CD-149: Evaluation Process...

Airport Response to Special Events July 1, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 57: Airport Response to Special Events describes how airports of all sizes can plan and manage special events—such as political conventions, major sporting events, and presidential visits.

Identifying Practices for Controlling Aircraft and Airfield Deicing Runoff June 29, 2014

The latest issue of TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Impacts on Practice examines how the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, Michigan utilized ACRP Report 14: Deicing Planning Guidelines and Practices for Stormwater Management Systems to develop a long-term stormwater and deicing program that would maintain airport safety and comply with environmental...