Establish for the end user a process that would assist airport sponsors and the FAA to evaluate whether a development project is a true hazard based on evaluating imaginary and TERPS surfaces, recognizing current conditions at the specific airport. A goal for this project would be to define a process by which the FAA would accept a sponsor lead approval of a design, that may or may not conform to strict interpretations... more »
Extend the findings of previous ACRP research on the variation in air travel propensity to account for a wider range of household characteristics and different subsets of the populations. Develop models and other tools to allow the airport industry to use these findings to better anticipate future changes in air travel demand and air passenger characteristics.
The development of a Primer and Guidebook to assist Airport's with assessing their readiness for digital transformation. The results of this research would support Airport's to understand exactly where they are on the transformation continuum and provide guidance and direction on the next steps of the journey.
Current research by FAA regarding outdoor-to-indoor sound insulation measurement best practices for airport noise mitigation programs is anticipated to conclude during 2020, but will not address supplemental measurement methods or standardization of data analysis and documentation processes. The need for further investigation in these areas was highlighted by earlier ACRP-sponsored research and is necessary to attain... more »
This project will develop comprehensive guidance for advancing social equity at airports, including example programs and initiatives, how to address equity in project management and staffing, and best practices for airport executives.
Autonomous Ground Vehicles (AGVs) are coming... This project would develop a primer on the opportunities offered and the feasibility of widely implementing Autonomous Ground Vehicles (AGVs) at the airport - landside and airside.
As autonomous vehicles and their services propagate through an airport terminal, how will this disrupt the already crowded flow of terminal traffic. Research into the best way to regulate and direct these technologies is needed for practitioners to decide the best hierarchy of flow. These patterns of trafic should maximize safety and be based on the needs of the specific vehicles and services introduced.
Runway incursions are leading to serious accidents and incidents in airports. Evaluation of incursion risk when high speed exits are utilized is focused in this study.
Intelligent Transportation Systems and Flight Tracking app data can be merged to provide real-time information that can reduce landside congestion at airports.
We propose an ACRP guidebook and associated tools to help airports plan and implement EV charging stations. Specific topics of the guidebook could include: station siting, codes and standards, costs and benefits, pricing electricity use, payment systems, future-proofing investments, ADA requirements, signage, and incorporation with airport emission goals and airport master plan.
Airports, airlines and their emergency response partners can develop a culture of interagency coordination that promotes the regular sharing of airline, airport, and other emergency response plans and strategies. This can provide an opportunity for both airline and support staff and the airports to be familiar with individual corporate emergency response and family assistance plans in the event there is the need for a... more »
Conduct research to update the state-of-the-science regarding the feasibility of reducing or eliminating noise in communities from aircraft departures, specifically behind the start of takeoff roll, with active noise reduction technology.
Air travel is facing increasing threats to operations and facilities from climate changes, but there is not clear guidance on how airports should prepare. This study would examine the potential impacts and offer guidance on how best to defend against these threats.
There are numerous processes by which state aviation grant programs are administered and managed. This project would summarize various state aviation grant program policies, procedures, and processes used across the country.
There has been much research conducted on developing regional and state
system plans but none on implementing them, tracking/impacting system
performance measures, conducting follow-on studies to support system
plan implementation, etc.