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Describing, modelling and predicting passengers' arrival patterns

This project aims to address passengers' arrival patterns at airports through analyzing accessible datasets in order to provide an informed guidance for the resource planning of public airports in the U.S. The project will also assess if a new "baseline" arrival pattern should be established for airports to handle passenger traffic during the recover from the pandemic and post-pandemic.

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Airport Pandemic Response Technologies Guidebook

The Covid-19 Pandemic has had a more deleterious effect on the worldwide aviation system than anything that has come since the Wright Brothers first set wing to wind in the early 1900's, eclipsing even the impacts associated with the September 11th attacks in 2001. The governmental guidelines (in some municipalities, stated as requirements), for physical distancing (the now-infamous six-foot rule), may work manually and... more »

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Autonomous shuttles for passenger and delivery services transport to/from the airport.

The expected benefits of the deployment of autonomous shuttles include a more efficient transportation system and improved safety. However, there are still many challenges that need to be addressed and resolved prior to the full deployment of such technology. These challenges can be summarized into five categories of (1) technology development; (2) user acceptance; (3) safety; (4) social and economic issues; and (5) regulations,... more »

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A Guide to Best Practices in Infrastructure and Programs Designed to Increase Public Transit Access to Airports

Information and data are needed on the experiences and best practices of airports and airport authorities, partnered with city, county, metropolitan, state, and federal transportation agencies, for increasing public transit access to airports. Whether capital projects or community-oriented programs, some airports and transportation agencies have been more successful in shifting passenger travel to and from airports away... more »

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Revolutionize Gate Boarding and Customer Experience with "Gate on the Go"

Imagine an opportunity to increase customer experience, positively impact MBR, resolve congestion for boarding lines and enhance facility usage, all with a new idea for managing gate operations. All of this can be accomplished by removing the standard millwork podiums at gates and incorporating mobile carts for the agents. Similar to what you would see nurses using for patients, using a cart the gate agents will have... more »

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Revenue and Customer Satisfaction Decision-Enabler Model

A research paper and computational model is needed to help airports thoroughly look at financial decisions for new infrastructure that result in improved processing rates, increasing non‐aeronautical revenue justifications, prioritizing gating requests that match with changes in airline network models, creating the best financial return for all parties, and improves the overall satisfaction of passengers (check‐in, security... more »

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A Gap Analysis of Aviation Infrastructure Between Airport and Air Navigation Service Capacities

There is a potentially a gap between airport capacity (e.g., runways, gates) and the increased capacity brought about by the satellite-based, digital infrastructure being implemented. Identifying the gaps between these two capacities and solutions to fill them will help decision makers be more effective in making wise investment decisions so that future airport and ANSP initiatives to increase capacity are more cost-effective... more »

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Future of the Airport Security Systems in Pandemics

The objective of this research program is to develop a modeling tool to support the decision makers in evaluating both near-term and long-term practical solutions pertaining to possible changes in the security system and operation strategies at the airports around the nation given the new pandemic world.

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Guidance on Concept Planning and Designing of Airport Coordination Centers

Airports are increasingly interested in bringing multi-discipline subject matter experts together in a common environment to improve collaborative decision making during regular and irregular operations. Guidance on how to plan and design for these centers is needed.

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Managing Risk in the Mega-Project Era

It is imperative that entities preparing to undertake a major airport terminal or expansion project understand what risks are involved and how those risks can be mitigated. If the proposed research is conducted and an intuitive database of risk-management contract provisions is created, entities interested in participating in such a "mega project" would be able to identify how best to manage the associated risk: this... more »

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Novel Opportunity to Create Value in Aviation

Multidiscipline collaboration within the aviation industry must be aircraft centric in order to be efficient, effective, and progressive in the technological era in which we are living. The implementation of advancements in aircraft technology leads the required physical infrastructure and public policy to accommodate the technology. This synopsis explains how potential aircraft advancements and the exchange of data... more »

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Modernizing Air Cargo Operations in U.S. Airports In Reserve

Air cargo is vital part of supply chain for many companies and cities. Air cargo carries about 35% contribution in value terms of the world's cargo, only 1% in volume, yet many airports, especially in the USA, still do not have modern technology such as Cargo Community Systems, material handling systems in warehouses, and airports designed to move cargo, including e-commerce cargo, at the same speed and efficiency as... more »