Attention should be given to luggage handling in case of transfer between air and (high speed) rail services
Develop practical guidance to develop safety cost/benefit analysis involving major airport changes, and characterization of key factors using references developed by the industry and examples using quantitative and qualitative risk assessments
Develop practical guidance with examples on how to effectively plan, organize, conduct, evaluate outcomes, and improve operational processes as a result of tabletop exercises.
Research and summarize the state of the art in airport safety initiatives and tools used successfully by the industry worldwide. Initiatives can be in terms of technology, processes, procedures, safety organization, safety promotion and supporting tools.
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.
Develop practical guidance on how to assess the effectiveness of SMS processes and of the overall system with recommendations on how to improve these processes and include practical examples to help understand the guidance.
Develop practical guidance for airports implementing safety management processes on how to integrate two key components of SMS: Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance.
Develop practical guidance to help airports operate SMS in routine, daily work involving findings of airfield inspections, airside maintenance activities, wildlife hazards and ramp activities.
Design a web library for airport safety to contain public documentation and research that can support airport's safety initiatives. The library should be organized in modules to help the user navigate the available information selecting appropriate topics.
Develop practical guidance on the software attributes to support the airport's SMS initiatives. The results of the synthesis should include a list of available solutions with advantages and disadvantages based on the complexity and needs of the airport.
Develop practical guidance for small airports on monitoring, reporting to the FAA, and securing the airport airspace to remain free of new obstacles from developments in the airport vicinity.
Develop a new collision risk model and tool to estimate the risk of aircraft collisions with obstacles during the final approach to landing.