The objective is to determine best practices for the safe, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable removal of existing markings and application of temporary markings on aviation pavement. Behind the idea, the output should address the following questions: • How much removal is adequate to prevent confusion in the cockpit? • How much tolerance is there for altering the pavement surface? • Are there mechanical... more »
Updated requirements for runway vertical curves for longitudinal grade changes, mainly for ICAO Code F aircraft and New Large Aircraft (NLA)
Identify practices that airports and their public health partners have successfully used to prevent and mitigate the transmission of communicable diseases.
To support the air transport industry's holistic effort to reduce maintenance costs and safety risks, research is needed to identify airport best practices that could reduce the influence of airfield pavement deicing on accelerated structural deterioration of aircraft carbon brakes and provide guidance to airports on selection and application of these best practices.
Airport teams are ramping up innovation labs, centers and executive level positions to support critical thinking, strategy and innovation. Airports need an approach to innovation that is powerful, effective and broadly assessable, that can integrate into all aspects of the business and region, and that individuals and teams can use to generate breakthrough ideas that are implemented and have a meaningful impact in the... more »
The reoccurring growth of mold and continued maintenance required to prevent discoloration of airfield paint markings poses a continued problem that draws money that would otherwise be used for pavement improvements. This research will employ recent innovations in antimicrobial research to develop a quaternary ammonium compound that can be applied as a top-coat to markings and pavement surfaces whereby the modified surface... more »
The research project would assess the current state of all-hazards crisis management and its relationship to business continuity and business resilience for airports and airport authorities across the U.S. Through benchmarking, the project team would assess current airport capabilities, and identify needs, gaps, and opportunities for improving airport enterprise-wide resilience. Results of the study would inform a guidebook... more »
A research project that would allow across the board runway length determination analysis.
Develop practical guidance to airports for training and managing the performance of individuals who have airside driving privileges. This is applicable to movement area and non-movement area drivers.
Develop practical guidance to airports on how to map existing utilities, preferably without excavations, to avoid damage during airside construction, based on best practices by the industry and latest tools and technology available,
Develop and create modeling that airports can use to pro-actively measure the effectiveness of safety. Further, establish a common system and categories of investments in safety and how they are tracked.
Provide information regarding innovative ways to improve the accuracy and efficiency of airfield inspections. These might include handheld devises that are linked to a GIS platform, as an example.
Develop guidance to assist airports in understanding the most common sources of FOD. Tracking and measuring the occurrence's of FOD while tying it back to the root cause or source for the FOD is considered best practice.
Provide information regarding best practices around involving ramp towers in a local airport's SMS program. Ramp towers provide another level of eyes on the system and communication directly with aircraft and ATCT (in many cases). By looping ramp tower operators into the SMS program they can understand and assist with providing an efficient non-movement area operation.
Develop guidance to assist airports in managing ground service providers and their equipment. Pro-active inspections or equipment, measuring the effectiveness of driver training, and identifying root causes of accidents involving GSE is critical to improving safety on ramps at airports.