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Best Practices to Mapping of Subsurface Utilities Prior to Construction

Develop practical guidance to airports on how to map existing utilities, preferably without excavations, to avoid damage during airside construction, based on best practices by the industry and latest tools and technology available.

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Safety Management under Winter Conditions

Provide guidance for how to pro-actively assess pending or immanent winter storms at and individual airport. SMS and SRM processes direct apply to winter storm preparedness and management. By providing information on how to make such efforts part of the normal planning process, airports can improve not only safety but the effectiveness and efficiency of airport winter operations.

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Fatigue Management for Airport Ground Crews

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.

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Effective Practices in Expanding SMS Airport Wide

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.

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Guide for Safety Investigations and Root Cause Analysis at Airports

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.

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Integrating Airport SMS – The Airports Role in Safety Management in the Airside Environment

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.

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Safety Performance Indicators and Data Collection for Airports

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.

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Tool for Sharing Experience on Successful Airport Safety Initiatives and Programs

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.

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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 »