Research Papers

10 Most Recent Reports from the Airports Cooperative Research Program

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Water Efficiency Management Strategies for Airports June 2, 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 154: Water Efficiency Management Strategies for Airports provides a guidebook and tools that airport operators can use to design and institute a water efficiency management program specific to their facility. The report enables airport operators to understand water uses and usage at airports to generate a baseline water use profile specific to their airport activities, and to define appropriate water use targets. It will also help...

Uses of Social Media to Inform Operational Response and Recovery During an Airport Emergency August 30, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 82: Uses of Social Media to Inform Operational Response and Recovery During an Airport Emergency summarizes airport practices and tools used by airport emergency managers. Using social media for emergency management, airports glean information and intelligence from the stream of posts and messages passing through social media and then apply this information to enhance situational awareness and resource allocation decisions by...

Use and Potential Impacts of AFFF Containing PFASs at Airports May 19, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 173: Use and Potential Impacts of AFFF Containing PFASs at Airports explores the potential environmental and health impacts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) typically found in aqueous film-forming foams (AFFFs). The report describes methods that can be used to identify areas of potential concern at an airport and ways to implement management and remediation practices.




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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at Airports: A Primer September 30, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 144: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at Airports: A Primer provides airports of all sizes with information about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their potential use and impact on airports. The report includes a glossary of key terms, a background on the current state of UAS operations, UAS costs and benefits to airports, regulatory and community considerations, UAS infrastructure and operational considerations, UAS safety and...

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.

Understanding Microbial Biofilms in Receiving Waters Impacted by Airport Deicing Activities November 3, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 115: Understanding Microbial Biofilms in Receiving Waters Impacted by Airport Deicing Activities provides an introduction to the factors than can affect biofilm growth sometimes observed in streams that receive airport runoff containing deicers.

Understanding Airport Air Quality and Public Health Studies Related to Airports June 29, 2015

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 135: Understanding Airport Air Quality and Public Health Studies Related to Airports explores the following air quality issues: the literature regarding standards and regulations; issues at airports; health impacts and risks; and the industry’s current understanding of its health impacts.

Understanding Airline and Passenger Choice in Multi-Airport Regions January 22, 2014

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 98: Understanding Airline and Passenger Choice in Multi-Airport Regions examines the business models airlines use to establish service in regions with multiple airports and explores how passengers select an airport within a multi-airport region.

Transportation Network Companies: Challenges and Opportunities for Airport Operators August 28, 2017

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 84: Transportation Network Companies: Challenges and Opportunities for Airport Operators compiles experiences and effective practices by airports in facilitating customer access to Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. This synthesis also summarizes the amount of revenue airports receive from TNCs and how TNCs are affecting airport operations and other businesses. As of December 2016, TNCs are permitted to...

Tracking Alternative Jet Fuel November 3, 2016

TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Research Report 165: Tracking Alternative Jet Fuel provides guidance to airports on ways to track alternative jet fuels. As alternative jet fuels start to enter the supply chain, there may be a need to keep track of such fuel for technical, regulatory, and commercial reasons. In addition to the guidance, a ...