Airports of all sizes have the potential to introduce more art experiences into the traveler space, but few know why they should care and how to accomplish this. Partnerships with arts associations, artists, civic cultural leaders and airports are few and poorly documented or understood. The objective of this research would be to: • Research benefits of integrating art experiences into travelers' spaces at airports •... more »
A compilation of best practices in courtesy car procurement, insurance, maintenance, and usage policies to act as guidance for general aviation, community-owned airports. Alternative options, like coordination with dial-a-ride local transit service, taxis, and partnerships with local car rentals and dealerships should also be explored. The result would be an increase in economic opportunity by increasing connectivity... more »
Synthesis of training practices specifically for Airport Operations personnel to prepare them for the airside, emergency, landside, security, and terminal areas, with a focus on Part 139 and Part 1542 training.
The objective of this research is to provide airports with a means by which to attract and retain employees by focusing on employee well-being and creating a healthier, more positive work environment for all employees. The main outcome should be a user-friendly toolkit that lays out common challenges impacting employee well-being, the types of programs or strategies that can be used to alleviate these challenges and... more »
The product will be a Synthesis of Practice summarizing how airports have planned, financed, and developed renewable energy projects at Airports. The report will provide the industry examples for how renewable energy projects have been developed and approved consistent with aeronautical uses and grant assurances.
While Part 139 establishes standards for AEPs, the depth and quality of AEPs seems to vary across the industry. While some airports have enhanced their AEPs, many AEPs, while meeting the requirements of Part 139, may not truly meet the needs of airports in an emergency.
A study related to escalator design/layout of escalators in airports, falls data, entrance/exit paths to/from escalators, etc.