Research Projects

Research Projects

This Collection is for research ideas whose objectives are to develop guidance, tools, or best practices.
Created by (@colest)

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Assessing the effectiveness of airport services/programs for passengers with disabilities

Although many airports are offering services, programs and amenities along with innovative design and technological development to optimize access and mobility of passengers with disabilities and aging travelers, there is no systematic assessment of the effectiveness of these services and programs. Empirical evidence about the cost and benefits of these programs are needed for further and wider implementation of services... more »

Created by (@mgreenberger)

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Airport Insurance Requirements

A review of the distinctive types of hazard and liability risk that public entities and airports specifically face, and how airport management should address them. This would include: a) identification of risks unique to airports, and those shared with public entities generally b)evaluation of those risks c) risk control measures that can be employed d) the role of airport staff in claims and litigation management and... more »

Created by (@bdballard)

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

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.

Owner: David Ballard
Created by (@jnavarrete)

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Creative Marketing Techniques to Improve Revenue Generation Partnerships

The objective of this project is to research how big data and targeted advertising are used to generate revenue in the aviation industry as well as how they are used in other industries, and identify ways those methods can be used by airports to generate revenue from those same sources. One aspect of this research will include identifying potential entities with whom airports can partner strategically, such as airlines,... more »

Owner: Joe Navarrete
Created by (@jnavarrete)

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Update to ACRP Report 157: Improving the Airport Customer Experience

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 »

Owner: Joe Navarrete
Created by (@jnavarrete)

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Biennial Report on Transportation Technology in Aviation

The objective of this quick response project is to prepare a periodic (biennial) transformative technology report to the aviation industry. This report would itemize those new technologies developed and implemented in the aviation industry over a two-year period between biennial reports; assess the impact of those technologies on airport and airline operations; then develop suggested course of actions that airports and... more »

Owner: Joe Navarrete
Created by (@karen.a.scott)

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Cultivating Talent in the Airport Environment

Develop a talent cultivation "playbook" that would provide the aviation industry with inspiring, tested, and rapidly-implementable techniques front line managers and senior staff can use to enhance talent cultivation and knowledge transfer in their organizations. The playbook would be designed for people on-the-go who can pick it up, read it for a few minutes and take away key talent planning ideas that can be implemented... more »

Owner: Karen Scott
Created by (@drmikemcnerney)

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Guidebook for Rapid Airfield Concrete Pavement Slab Replacement and Patching

The objective of this research is to produce a guidebook that gives clear and accurate guidance to airports and airport consultants on the latest and best procedures and materials available with a proven performance record of accomplishment to provide repairs and slab replacements that both ensure on-time opening to traffic and long-term durability. This research for the guidebook will focus on two parts: Part 1 of... more »

Created by (@ryan.johnson)

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Construction Safety and Phasing Plans (CSPP): Best Practices

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 »

Created by (@aklauber)

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Electric Aircraft on the Horizon - Planning handbook for Airports

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 »

Created by (@jdfranz)

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Best Practices for Conducting Consumer Research Among Air Passengers

This study would entail a comprehensive assessment of consumer research practices at commercial service airports nationwide. It would result in the identification of best practices for assessing the needs and preferences of passengers as well as meters-greeters and well-wishers. Guidance would be provided for the development and implementation of evidence-based and scientifically sound research programs that would... more »

Created by (@gael.lebris)

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Enhancing the Management of Adverse Conditions, IROPS, and Crises with Airport Collaborative Decision Making

The main objectives of this research project are providing to the U.S. airports and their stakeholders (airlines, ATCT, ground handling service providers, etc.) the following: - Overview of A-CDM operations management, - Benefits of A-CDM operations management for the community of the stakeholders of the airport operations, - Guidance for developing an A-CDM operations management organization, the related tools, and CDM-friendly... more »

Owner: Gael Le Bris