The USGS will be releasing the Earthquake Early Warning System for public use in 2018. All airports in the west will need to understand how this will directly impact shutdown of critical infrastructure, alerting to the public and changes in the airport safety systems.
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 »
Develop airport-specific Incident Command System training courses at the ICS-100 and ICS-200 levels that meets NIMS training standards as established by the National Incident Management System Training Program.
A Fatigue Risk Management Program (FRMP), specific to the needs of ramp workers, will be developed and implemented in at least one airport with the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of the program evaluated. An implementation schedule should then be devised to provide a successful program to ramp workers in major airports across the country.
Provide extra already badged and vetted employees for companies on the airport.
The end result should provide best practices that will enable airports to plan facilities (e.g. Daycare), streamline socioeconomic policies and educational programs.
Develop a primer to introduce airports to blockchain technology, describe potential use cases, and offer guidance to incorporating blockchain into their airport’s operations.
• What is blockchain?
• Airport use cases
• Survey of airport-specific applications and vendors
• Implementing/converting to blockchain technology
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?
Perform economic, environmental and social benefits analysis of using plant based diet in airports and flights. Industrial meat, poultry, and dairy production has a huge footprint of resource consumption--energy, water, and land. As a result the practice produces air, water and land pollution. The practice also causes human health related deceases. A triple Bottom Line analysis of low carbon plant based food usage ...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 »
The objective of this research is to comprehensively evaluate the effectiveness of Airport Wildlife Hazard Management Plans being funded by FAA and implemented by numerous airports under FAA jurisdiction. Primary suggested lines of inquiry and related products will include: (1) Are Airport WHMPs being fully and properly implemented, (2) Are implemented WHMPs meeting the expectations of sponsoring airports, (3) If expectations ...more »
Develop a simplified airport emissions inventory tool for criteria pollutants.