Showing 33 ideas for tag "Design"

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Electric Aircraft on the Horizon - Planning handbook for Airports In Reserve

Generate informed guidance for airports to plan for electric aircraft adoption. Electric aircraft could begin operating from airports within 3+ years. The aviation industry lacks a method to distinguish between marketing hype and realistic projections. A new ACRP report could provide help airports understand which sites are best suited for the viable technology associated with electric powered aircraft. Airports would... more »

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Update to Report 160: Addressing Significant Weather Impacts on Airports In Reserve

The data in the original report and supporting the tool is from 1990-2000, and airports need guidance and information based on the latest climate data to accurately assess risk and plan mitigation strategies. This research update idea was developed as part of project ACRP 11-02/39, Environmental Products Update and is one of the priorities identified by the research team and through industry outreach.

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Understanding Coming Improvements and Transformations in Wireless Connectivity: Concepts for Smarter Airports In Reserve

Provide airport and aviation specific information that better enables airport managers to make beneficial decisions and investments in the wireless services and capabilities that support their airport's operations and users.

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Development of Baggage Handling System decision making framework based on total cost of ownership In Reserve

Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) are critical pieces of infrastructure at every airport. They are large, complex, and costly to operate, and their lack of performance can have massive impacts on airport, airlines, and passengers. The research aims to provide airport stakeholders with a set of tools to make the best, transparent decisions regarding their BHS from a total cost of ownership perspective. Expanding on current... 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 »

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Vehicle-to-Grid Microgrid at Airports In Reserve

As electric vehicles reach the consumer mainstream and decarbonization moves energy loads from natural gas to electricity, airports will be under increasing pressure to upgrade their electrical capacity. This research paper would explore the potential use of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology as a local microgrid, offsetting peak electrical demand and providing increased levels of electrical system redundancy.

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Construction Safety and Phasing Plans (CSPP): Best Practices In Reserve

The objective of this study would result in a guide of best practices and development of a checklist to assist airports in creating a CSPP. The study should poll airports, FAA inspectors, and consultants (responsible for writing CSPPs) from across the country to gain insight on their best practices for creating a CSPP. The poll should include respondents from each FAA region to take geographical differences into account.... more »

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Airport Common Use Program Development Guidebook In Reserve

In 2010, the ACRP published Report 30: Reference Guide on Understanding Common Use at Airports. Since that time, the airport strategies for implementation of common use and the technological solutions have significantly changed. Today, there is a greater focus on the "seamless passenger journey", providing new common use options, introducing technology innovations, and adapting to new business models. The research proposed... more »

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Investigating the Potential of Alternative Materials and Configurations for EMAS Design In Reserve

An EMAS is positioned within the runway safety area (RSA) and is comprised of an energy absorbing material that brings the aircraft to stoppage during an overrun. EMAS are currently constructed using low-density 1.21m x 1.21m (4-ft x 4-ft) variable thickness cementitious blocks. New materials, new configurations, along with implementing technology should be investigated to develop an efficient and economic EMAS design.... more »

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Effective Removal and Temporary Application of Airfield Pavement Markings In Reserve

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 »

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Update to ACRP Report 157: Improving the Airport Customer Experience In Reserve

Airports strive to improve customer service to meet evolving customer service needs as they shift away from viewing airlines as their primary customers and view passengers as customers and guests of the Airport. The objective of this Problem Statement is to develop an update to the 2016 ACRP Report 157: Improving the Airport Customer Experience to address the needs of commercial airport customers and tenants, and General... more »

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Guide to Airport Innovation – Creating an Organizational Fit for the Future In Reserve

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 »

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Geospatial Data Governance - Organizational Factors and Best Practices In Reserve

Airport and related aviation organizations generate and absorb large amounts of data, particularly geospatial data such as CAD, GIS, BIM, LiDAR, and aerial imagery. How can airports leadership and staff learn from industry best practices, including from others such as university campuses, in terms of effectively managing the flow of data to facility operations, maintenance, and other end-users, so they are not held up... more »