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Airport Operational Databases (AODB): Benefits to the Airport Stakeholders and Users

Airport operations from the curbside to the airspace are increasingly relying on data. Airport operators and their stakeholders are procuring airport operations suites that do not necessarily talk to each other (even within the same stakeholder/entity). The purpose of the Airport Operational Databases (AODB) is to create an Airport Information Center integrating various operational data for making them available to a broad variety of stakeholders and the passengers as well. It allows the community of stakeholders and users to share these data and extract what they need from the AODB.

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

What are the benefits of the AODB concept to the airport stakeholders and users? Is AODB interesting for smaller airports? This project would explore the concept of AODB, document case studies of AODB-like information systems in the U.S., and discuss benefits to airport operators, stakeholders and users at airports depending on their characteristics (size, type of traffic, etc.).

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

ACRP Report 1) exploring the benefits of AODB to airport operators and their stakeholders & users 2) presenting case studies and elements on implementation.

Cost Estimate and Backup (Provide a cost estimate and support for how you arrived at the estimate.)

$300,000

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Idea No. 266