Develop guidance for airports on the impacts, risks, and effective mitigation strategies for addressing cognitive fatigue in airport personnel. The research should explore the root causes of fatigue, how fatigue impacts human performance, and approaches to minimize the risks associated with employee fatigue.
Conduct research and synthesize the practices of airports and other industries on the extension of safety management system processes across the organization in efforts to maximize the effectiveness, understanding and efficiency of safety management.
Create a guidebook for airport operators that outlines the elements and procedures for conducting an effective safety investigation. The research would provide airport leadership the knowledge and tools to properly investigate safety incidents so as to identify safety hazards, their root cases, and the human factors behind undesired outcomes.
Develop a report that addresses approaches for airports to integrate SMS processes airside wide with the focus being on the role of the airport in coordinating the various safety management efforts ongoing with stakeholders.
Conduct research toward the creation of a report that provides recommendations to airports on the data that can be used in a proactive and predictive way, providing airport decision makers with information to make safety decisions to prevent accidents.
Conduct research and develop practical guidance on the methods used by airports and other industries to measure and communicate safety performance through safety performance indicators, and assess the effectiveness of an SMS. Include methods by which airports communicate safety performance indicators and trends to leadership.
Conduct research on the variations and efficacy of risk matrices used by airports with SMS in place, and other organizations and industries with mature risk management processes.
Develop a new collision risk model and tool to estimate the risk of aircraft collisions with obstacles during the final approach to landing.
Based on research of best practices by the industry, plan and design a tool to support sharing of experiences among airports. The tool should be user friendly for those posting their experiences, as well as for those searching for best practices related to airport safety.
Summarize existing anti-icing and de-icing practices, and develop new approaches for runway anti-icing to promote runway safety during wintry weather conditions. Investigate the potential for using renewable energy as an energy source.
• Enhancing SA and ORM for personnel other than those manning the Flight Safety... more »
Provide guidance for a collaborative safety effort in the management of landside safety. This guidance should include all parking and GTC operators as well as APP based operators (Uber and Lyft).
Conduct research and create a report detailing effective practices airports can use to promote safety programs and enhance safety performance by airport personnel and employees of airport stakeholders.