Feed the bees with local native plantings to reduce competition between wild, native bees and domestic honey bees that are encouraged on airport property. 🐝
Changes to the RCAM have impacted how and when airports remove contaminants on the runway and in turn has impacted the hours needed for personnel and equipment to remove contaminants as well as the useful life of markings and pavement surfaces.
Effects of and opportunities for public–private partnership funding of social programs
Research on space at an airport that a community could use
Examination of airports that are tracking and reporting sustainability metrics and whether their insurance rates, insurance payouts, or options for access to capital are different from those of airports that do not track and report these metrics
Synthesis or toolkit of FAA regulations relative to land use. Such a resource would note any conflicts between FAA requirements and local land use rules and policies.
Survey of National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) and other aviation groups to ascertain what is done to make land use planning required by communities affected by airports.
Synthesis of case studies showcasing what has worked well and what has not, to give examples of alignment between airport operators and land use jurisdictions. States might take different approaches from each other, and understanding these differences could be valuable.
Progressive design-build (PDB) has proven to generate both time and cost savings on a number of major airport projects because its qualifications-based selection of the DB team, combined with a negotiated construction price reduces the time it takes airports to procure the DB contractor and reduces the contingencies buried in a typical DB lump sum price. An assembly of PDB best practices would provide the foundation for ...more »
Create, collect, and analyze data from an Airfield Electrical Infrastructure Survey that documents product types, installation methods and maintenance methods of airfield electrical equipment.
Some major U.S. airports have train service that brings airport passengers and employees to and from the airport terminal while delegating passengers and employees who use the public bus to the peripheral. Many airport passengers and employees must then use an airport shuttle system to access the public bus station or curbside airport terminal. Airports of moderate size may have public bus stations within a safe walking ...more »
There is a need for a synthesis study to explore the different ways that airports approach airport badging while remaining in compliance with TSR 1542.
There is a need for a synthesis study to explore the different ways that airports approach the procurement of software services. Airports are usually at a disadvantage when attempting to procure software for their operation due to the complexity of their operation and procurement restrictions.
Conduct a survey of ramp/apron markings currently being used on US Airports and develop an apron/Ramp paint marking manual to establish common marking standards for ramp/aprons
Flight diversions are most often gas-and-go with no deplaning of passengers. However, a diversion may happen because of an emergency on the plane or an emergency may result from the diversion, and in either case emergency response and possibly victim and family assistance may be involved. Diversions may be to an airport that does not typically handle the size or type of aircraft involved or the number of passengers all ...more »