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ACRP Project 11-02/Task 43 Quick Response: Successful Community Integration of Advanced Air Mobility trending idea Edited

Research Field: Special Projects

Allocation: $100,000

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) includes the use of highly automated aircraft to transport passengers and cargo at lower altitudes. Activity will likely include commercial inter-city travel, cargo delivery, public services, and private/recreational use. The initial ecosystem will utilize existing facilities (airports, heliports), but in the future, new, dedicated facilities... more »

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ACRP Project 10-34 Airport Microgrid Toolkit Upgrade to ACRP WebResource trending idea

Research Field: Operations

Allocation: $100,000

ACRP published Research Report 228: Airport Microgrid Implementation Toolkit in 2021. The toolkit has a suite of reference materials and guidance to help airports consider, plan for, and implement microgrid solutions at their facility. The toolkit itself includes modules covering microgrid basics, airport energy profiles, resilience, stakeholder engagement, energy options,... more »

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ACRP Project 10-33 Incorporating Emerging Ground Access Technologies at Airports trending idea

Research Field: Operations

Allocation: $500,000

Electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles (including robotaxis) are expected to contribute an increasing share of landside activity at airports. The transition will likely impact all components of an airport's landside facilities, including roadways, curbs, parking, and ground transportation centers. Airports must consider these trends in their facility planning, yet little... more »

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ACRP Project 09-22 Cost-Effective Training for Airfield Electricians at Small Airports

Research Field: Maintenance

Allocation: $300,000

Budget resources at small airports are typically limited, and are often not be able to support full-time electricians, leaving the maintenance of airfield lighting to other airport staff. A small airfield lighting issue may then result in significant operational impacts if a repair cannot be made quickly.

The objective of this research is to develop basic electrical... more »

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ACRP Project 07-19 Update to ACRP Report 25: Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design

Research Field: Design

Allocation: $500,000

ACRP Report 25: Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design comprises a guidebook, spreadsheet models, and a user's guide in two volumes and a CD-ROM. These products provide guidance in planning and developing airport passenger terminals. Since its publication in 2010, Report 25 has been the most downloaded ACRP publication. Over the last 10 years, significant changes in... more »

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ACRP Project 05-03 Mitigating and Responding to Airport Cybersecurity Events

Research Field: Security

Allocation: $600,000

Airports rely on a significant amount of electronic information and technology in their day-to-day operations, and the amount of electronic data airports collect, store, and use continues to grow. Yet the risk of adverse cybersecurity events appears to be increasing at an even more rapid rate. These events can be significant and debilitating to operations, affect numerous... more »

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ACRP Project 03-68 Integrated Contingency Planning for Small and Non-Hub Airports trending idea

Research Field: Policy & Planning

Allocation: $400,000

Airports can benefit significantly by integrating standard business planning with all aspects of resiliency planning (e.g., business continuity plans, continuity of operations plans, airport emergency plans, recovery plans, and resiliency plans). However, because of limited resources and expertise, small airports often have challenges in plan integration. Recent... more »

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ACRP Project 03-67 Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Challenges and Opportunities at Airports

Research Field: Policy & Planning

Allocation: $400,000

Peer-to-peer car sharing companies allow individuals to make their personal vehicles available for rent by others through an app. Peer-to-peer car sharing activity continues to grow across the US, but there is little data on how much of this activity occurs at airports. It is a potential concern for airports, as it may result in lost revenue, and may impact airport... more »

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ACRP Project 03-66 Digital Twin for Airports

Research Field: Policy & Planning

Allocation: $350,000

Decision making in an airport environment is often complex and time consuming. Many decisions involve numerous stakeholders and considerable resources and can include an element of unanticipated adverse impacts if a less-than-optimal decision is made. "Digital twins" are detailed virtual representations of a facility or system that are kept up to date with real-time... more »

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ACRP Project 03-65 ACRP Policy and Planning Product Updates

Research Field: Policy & Planning

Allocation: $500,000

Since its inception, ACRP has produced hundreds of research reports, tools, databases, and other products. Recognizing the dynamic nature of the airport industry and the need to ensure that the program's products reflect the latest in practice, the program developed a systematic process to identify the products most in need of updating. To date, this process has... more »

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ACRP Project 02-102 Encouraging Community Support for Airports and Air Travel trending idea Edited

Research Field: Environment

Allocation: $400,000

ACRP Report 132: The Role of U.S. Airports in the National Economy (2015) demonstrated that the nation's airport system provides essential transportation services for millions of travelers and shippers of goods. Public use airports also contribute $1.6 trillion to the economy annually when considering direct, indirect, and induced economic effects. Yet as communities... more »

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ACRP Project 02-101 Airport Employee Onboarding: Environmental Issues

Research Field: Environment

Allocation: $400,000

Airport environmental issues can be complex, occur at airports of all sizes, and are often costly if not managed properly. It is therefore important for airport employees, particularly new employees or those without a technical environmental background, to understand the requirements and environmental programs at the airport. Airport environmental achievement and sustainability... more »

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ACRP Project 02-100 Pathways to Airport Net Zero Carbon Emissions trending idea Edited

Research Field: Environment

Allocation: $600,000

In the summer of 2021, the members of the Airports Council International committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. ACRP Research Report 220: Guidebook for Developing a Zero- or Low-Emissions Roadmap at Airports provides the information and resources needed for airports to create a zero or low emissions roadmap and addresses making the business case and... more »

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ACRP Project 02-99 Use of Equity and Environmental Justice Data to Support Airport Decision Making Edited

Research Field: Environment

Allocation: $400,000

Historically, environmental justice has focused on ensuring that disadvantaged populations do not bear a disproportionate burden of the negative environmental impacts of projects, and that these communities are meaningfully included in planning and public outreach. While these goals remain important, there is increased emphasis on ensuring that infrastructure investments,... more »

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ACRP Project 02-98 Airport Energy Resiliency Edited

Research Field: Environment

Allocation: $1,200,000

Airports are facing increasing challenges and opportunities as they strive to achieve environmental goals, increase energy resiliency, and meet the quickly evolving energy needs of their customers. For example, gas-fired central utility plants typically create the majority of greenhouse gas emissions under an airport's control, and some airports are exploring converting... more »

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