Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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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...

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...

Public-Sector Aviation: Graduate Research Award Papers, 2012-2013 June 26, 2014

TRB’s Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2400 consists of 10 papers selected for awards in a nationwide competition under the 2012 to 2013 Graduate Research Award Program on Public-Sector Aviation Issues.



Topics explored by the papers include screening times at airport security checkpoints; runway incursion risks; the role of competitor pricing in multiairport choice; congestion mitigation at John F. Kennedy...

Backcountry Airstrip Preservation June 18, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 55: Backcountry Airstrip Preservation catalogues the uses, benefits, and threats to backcountry airstrips and identifies practices and strategies to manage these threats.

Airport Response to Special Events June 11, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) has release the prepublication version of Synthesis 57: Airport Response to Special Events, which 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...

Improving Terminal Design to Increase Revenue Generation Related to Customer Satisfaction June 6, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 109: Improving Terminal Design to Increase Revenue Generation Related to Customer Satisfaction explores innovative airport planning and terminal design that promotes profitable revenue generation and customer satisfaction at a variety of airport sizes and types. The handbook includes consideration of how to potentially improve the airport customer experience through the use of technology and other resources.

Habitat Management to Deter Wildlife at Airports May 30, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 52: Habitat Management to Deter Wildlife at Airports presents information on habitat management to deter wildlife at airports and manage risk to aviation. It is the third of three related syntheses of airport practice reports and completes the series wildlife risk management at airports.



ACRP Synthesis builds on previous ACRP documents, including...