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Selection and Application of Building Materials for Passenger Terminals

To create a comprehensive resource for architects, interior designers, engineers and airport operators to help them in selection of these materials for new construction or renovation of existing facilities. The guidebook should also provide guidance to airport operators and designers on how to evaluate life cycle cost implications of selecting different building materials.

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Busing Resources for Aircraft Emergencies and Transportation Outages

To determine best practices for providing backup transportation within an airport for the following situations:

- Aircraft emergencies, where passengers must deplane an aircraft and be bused to a terminal

- Planned and unplanned outages of alternative intra-airport transportation systems such as trains.

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Aging Air Traffic Control Tower Facilities

Many airports have air traffic control tower (ATCT) facilities that were constructed more than 50 years ago and despite renovation and rehabilitation efforts, they are reaching the end of their useful life. Some do not meet updated FAA siting and design criteria, and other state-of-art practices. NATCA conducted a survey in 10 years ago (2007) that indicated over two-thirds of the ATCTs were rated as having fair to poor... more »

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Lessons learned from the recent hurricanes

While there is existing guidance on emergency planning and business continuity for airport operation, the recent storms to hit the gulf and eastern coasts have presented different challenges in airport operations. The project would pull lessons learned from airports effected by the damages of the storms as well as external factors that may not be under airport control. examples:
- Loss of NAVIADS
- The airport has power... more »

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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.

The research project includes producing or collecting:
- An inventory of the existing and prospective... more »

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Runway Incursion Risk Modelling

Develop tools for evaluating the risk of runway incursions based on airport-specific factors such as airfield configuration, weather, aircraft operations, aircraft characteristics, and air traffic management practices. This project would involve data collection from historical runway incursion event data for storage in a relational database. These events would be classified by type following FAA and international taxonomy.... more »

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Safety Risk Assessment Case Studies

Examine airport planning, design and construction projects and their outcomes considering the utilization of a Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) process. The SRA process, whether the result of FAA guidance or as part of an airport Safety Management System, is intended to identify and resolve important safety risk consequences early in the project formulation process. This project would identify specific benefits for using... more »

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Functional Impairment Measurement Secondary to Cannabis/Marijuana Consumption: RRIPT

With 29 states having legal medicinal use of marijuana and nine having legal adult recreational use legal, marijuana and related impairment to function on the job, is a growing topic. Technology that can be used at any time to measure functional impairment is needed to supplement existing biologic measures. Urine does not detect immediate acute use as it takes hours to enter the system. Saliva only measures presence... more »

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