Research Projects

Airport Maintenance Facilities Design

Develop guidance to identify and design the necessary features of an efficient, sustainable, comprehensive, safe maintenance facility that is customized to satisfy the needs of a given airport.

Background (Describe the current situation or problem in the industry, and how your idea would address it.)

There appears to be a shortage of information, guidance, and shared experience to support the the wise design and upgrading of airport maintenance facilities. Airports maintenance efforts would benefit from the gathering of experiences from other airports and from outside the aviation industry.

Objective (What is the desired product or result that will help the airport industry?)

Assemble the maintenance experiences of many airports and non-airport entities. Analyze, compare and contrast the results. Organize the findings into a guide publication that provides advice and supports that advice with experiences gathered.

Approach (Describe in general terms the steps you think are needed to achieve the objective.)

Systematically gather information about existing maintenance facility layouts, features, practices at many airports. The information should include
+ Descriptions of airport maintenance facilities and operations to understand basic circumstances and needs.
+ Interviews of personnel to determine strengths and weaknesses of their facilities and how practices and performance might be improved by changes to facility design.
+ Surveys of non-aviation maintenance facilities to find ideas that could benefit aviation maintenance facilities



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Idea No. 288