Research Projects

Research Projects

This Collection is for research ideas whose objectives are to develop guidance, tools, or best practices.
Showing 55 ideas for tag "Finance-Economics"
Created by (@dmcelroy)

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Identifying and Measuring the Qualitative/ Quantitative Impact of Business Diversity Programs

The objective of this research is to develop a guidebook to help airport practitioners identify and quantify benefits, costs and the economic impact of business diversity programs.

Created by (@simon.mosbah)

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Improving Airport Master Planning through Meaningful Stakeholder and Public Participation

A guidebook containing valuable information for airport managers and planners, including case studies and the identification of best practices to assist airport internal and external stakeholders in optimizing the usefulness of the master planning process, and ways in which said process can help airport managers articulate to the external public and stakeholders the need to solve challenges they face:

- Stakeholder involvement... more »

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Created by (@gael.lebris)

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Impact of Alternative Aircraft-Taxi Systems on Operations, Planning and Design

The main objectives of this idea are providing the U.S. airport industry and their stakeholders (airlines, ATO, ground handling service providers, etc.) with the following:
- Overview of the green taxiing solutions and their typical concepts of operations,
- Impact of these systems on airport operations, planning and design.

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- An inventory of the existing and prospective... more »

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Created by (@tjsacc)

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Consequences of Delayed Maintenance of Airport Assets

This research project will present a process for quantifying the consequences of delayed maintenance of airport assets. It will cover asset preservation policies, maintenance and budget needs, and the analyses of delayed maintenance scenarios. This process considers delayed maintenance caused by the inability to meet the owner-defined application schedule or the unavailability of the funds required to perform all needed... more »
Created by (@abovebeyondts)

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Guidance for Enhancing the Customer Experience for Senior Passengers

Wheel chairs and wheel chair pushers abound in airports as the population ages. Aside from the logistics and facilities issues such as large font signage and cell phone apps, the more serious issues of passengers becoming disoriented, dealing with dementia that has not been diagnosed, losing carry-on bags or falling victim to scams while traveling are becoming more problematic. Airports require more guidance to detect... more »

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Created by (@patryanx)

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Best Practices in Disaster/Resilience Planning for Airport/Airline Employees and Business Partners

Airport Emergency Plan requirements do not fully recognize the impact on airport employees and business partners in times of disasters or emergency events. Lessons can be learned from aviation organizations such as Jet Blue who have models for anticipating employee and business partners family needs for emergency support. Essential employees need support for their families in order to assist the airport and community... 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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Created by (@aklauber)

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Infrastructure Assessment Guide

Airports can play a meaningful role advancing the Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) adoption. One key area is understanding SAJF infrastructure needs. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has demonstrated leadership along with partners Alaska Airlines and Boeing by pursuing an "Aviation Biofuels Infrastructure Feasibility Study." In 2018, San Francisco International Airport is poised to issue an RFP to identify... more »

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Created by (@jussnyder)

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Best Practices for Implementing Effective Airport Biometrics - A Primer

Air traveler volume is rising year over year, placing strain on airport facilities' ability to process passengers efficiently and effectively in an operational footprint constrained by long-term capital investments. Additionally, airports must continuously mitigate against the risk posed by the "insider threat." Biometrics (e.g. fingerprint, facial, iris recognition) have the potential to mitigate these risks, capture... more »
Created by (@mganjita)

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Airport Microgrid Solution Standard Framework

Development of a microgrid standard framework (Technical, Financial, Regulatory, Permitting) solution which can apply to all airports across the country. Due to the complexity of the airports' operation and numbers of stakeholders and decision-makers, this comprehensive solution has not been developed.

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Created by (@rdicamillodkmgconsulting.com)

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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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Created by (@scmartin2)

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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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