Research Projects

Research Projects

This Collection is for research ideas whose objectives are to develop guidance, tools, or best practices.
Showing 22 ideas for tag "Policy"
Created by (@elliott.paige)

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Airport Incubators

How can airports set up incubators unit to create a space for innovators to solve airport problems based on challenges placed on them from different departments? Then, using the resulting solution, partner (in terms of equity) with the innovators. Help them form companies that the airport can partner with. Then market to other airports.

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Created by (@michael.james)

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Commercial Space Transportation Noise Model Validation

Accurate predictions of the noise environment in communities surrounding airports and spaceports from launch and reentry vehicle operations require models that have been validated over a range of vehicle types, operations, and atmospheric conditions. Research is needed to validate the commercial space operations noise models developed under ACRP 02-66 using the community noise measurement database collected under ACRP... more »

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Determining Carbon Removal Opportunities at Airports to Achieve Net Zero Emissions

The proposed research project would evaluate carbon removal strategies that could be deployed at airports to help achieve "Net Zero Emissions" in order to align with global emission reduction targets and to address increasing public scrutiny. Carbon removal strategies include both natural (e.g., tree plantings and agricultural soil management) and technological approaches (e.g., carbon-absorbing concrete and direct air... more »

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Created by (@michaelcheyne)

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General Aviation Airports and Resilience: Complete Toolkits for Self-Directed Planning

The 2,455 General Aviation Airports in the U.S. provide essential services that are uniquely available through this type of airport. A Resilience Management Plan, although expensive to contract and complicated to create, may be critical to protecting the continuity of these services. This research project provides operators with the tools necessary to effectively and efficiently develop their own Resilience Management... more »

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Created by (@stephen.vanbeek)

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The Use of Stipends in Competitive Bids

Stipends are used in competitive bids to encourage bidders to submit their best ideas in a procurement. Better understanding of the use and value of stipends would be useful to airport management, boards and policymakers to determine if compensating losing bidders for their intellectual property would advance practice and improve design and project delivery.

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Created by (@mpringle)

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Strengthening Airport Resilience through Retrofitting Existing Renewable Energy Assets

Proposal to create a financial, legal, and policy analysis of the opportunities and challenges to retrofitting existing airport renewable energy projects with the necessary storage, controls, and integration to provide resilient power to airports and their assets. In addition to the analysis, the partners propose to conduct a workshop at an airport with existing solar assets and create a worksheet tool to provide guidance... more »

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Assessing airport strategies for protecting the public from communicable diseases

The proposed research investigation should encompass:

A. Investigate how the March 13, 2020 DHS Notice of Arrival Restrictions (NAR) affected the designated arrival airports.

B. Determine COVID-19 health screenings protocols and self-quarantine recommendations at each airport for returning travelers.

C. Did airports follow their Communicable Disease Preparedness plan for the COVID-19 event, and if so is the plan adequate... more »

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Created by (@michael.hanowsky)

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Best Practices for Airport Responses to Sudden Structural Change in the Aviation Industry

Conduct a review and evaluation of best practices at airports for responding to sudden and major structural changes in the aviation industry. Provide suggestions for how Airports could be prepared for and respond to unexpected events with substantial industry-wide implications.

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Future of Airport Finances

If ever there was a time to take a comprehensive look at all the line items in an airport's financial plan - now is that time. As new approaches/solutions to the post-COVID 19 travel experience are developed, many of them will come with upfront costs or long-term maintenance expenses. A deep dive into the various elements of an airport financial plan would be a useful tool for airport managers to use to determine financial... more »

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Incorporating Shock Events into Traffic Forecasting and Airport Planning

Airport forecasting and planning has tended to focus on gradual and incremental change (rising traffic levels as the economy grows), but it is arguable that infrequent one-off events (COVID-19, 9/11, etc.) have had as much impact on airport development as macroeconomic conditions.

The objective of this research is to specifically address how airports can incorporate large-scale, unpredictable shock events into traffic... more »

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Created by (@kenneth.perry)

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Implementation of Project Management Offices (PMO) in US Airports

Project Management Offices (PMOs) are a well-established concept in Project Management literature and they are widespread across much of the private and public sectors. However, the establishment of PMOs (particularly, enterprise PMOs or EPMOs) at US airports – many of which are local government entities – have traditionally lagged behind their contemporaries. Although some PMOs currently exist at US airports, they are... more »

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The role of the CDC and other health organizations in airport operations.

Airports need to understand the regulatory implications when developing and implementing plans for COVID-19 and other contagions' response. Further, international and US airports have already deployed technologies and operational plans to deal with public wellness and safety all in an attempt to provide a perceived "clean" environment to the public; which will help accelerate the restart of travel.

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Created by (@roelandvisser)

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Post COVID-19, Ensuring Public Health by Setting New Operating Standards at U.S. Airports

A variety of airport operational models are currently being proposed and enacted globally to manage COVID-19 and other potential contagious disease outbreaks. While there is merit in all these approaches, there is a critical need for a consistent and effective health management standard to be applied at airports worldwide. If a universally accepted and adopted standard was introduced, what are the implications if a new... more »

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