Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a safe and efficient system for air passenger and cargo transportation within an urban area, inclusive of small package delivery and other urban Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) services, which supports a mix of onboard/ground-piloted and increasingly autonomous operations. In recent years, UAM has developed rapidly due to advances in technology and with pilot projects underway in Dubai and planned ...more »
Synthesis of sustainability practices for small airports.
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 »
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 »
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 »
Develop alternatives for fly ash for PCC Pavement. Determine more alternatives to utilize, than current standards.
The objective of this research is to develop a guidebook to help airport practitioners identify and quantify benefits, costs and the economic impact of business diversity programs.
Should an airport be run by the City, an Authority, in partnership with a Private party (PPP) or totally privatized (European model). What will be the best option for the airport?
This synthesis highlights case examples of PPPs at airports, and how risk is brought into contractual relationships and into projects themselves.
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 »
The objective is to determine best practices for the safe, cost-effective, and environmentally acceptable removal of existing markings and application of temporary markings on aviation pavement. Behind the idea, the output should address the following questions: • How much removal is adequate to prevent confusion in the cockpit? • How much tolerance is there for altering the pavement surface? • Are there mechanical ...more »
This research would examine several examples where implementation of Metroplex or other procedures has resulted in widespread increased community complaints and would explore options for redesigning those flight tracks to reduce noise concentrations over noise sensitive areas while satisfying project design goals and constraints. Changes in aircraft noise exposure, fuel consumption, and air emissions would be quantified ...more »
New research that identifies and describes the cognitive abilities used in airfield operations, as well as the limitations and potential complications of current practices. The research should identify methods for mitigating risks inherent to human performance and should identify and/or recommend best practices for developing or improving these abilities.
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 »
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 »