Develop best practices recommended to Part 139 airports related to ramp infrastructure marking, signage and procedures. The objective is to fill any gaps and promote uniform implementation by Part 139 airports in the United States
Develop practical guidance on how airports of different sizes and complexities can identify hazards that can lead to runway incursions and recommend actions involving infrastructure changes, prevention systems and safety promotion initiatives that can be adopted.
Provide guidance for how to pro-actively assess pending or immanent winter storms at an individual airport. SMS and SRM processes directly apply to winter storm preparedness and management. By providing information on how to make such efforts part of the normal planning process, airports can improve not only safety but the effectiveness and efficiency of airport winter operations.
Provide information regarding innovative ways to improve the accuracy and efficiency of airfield inspections. These might include handheld devises that are linked to a GIS platform, as an example.
Develop practical guidance to airports for training and managing the performance of individuals who have airside driving privileges. This is applicable to movement area and non-movement area drivers.
To improve the ACRP Airport Microgrid Implementation Toolkit ("the Toolkit") by updating cost and technology information with new annual data, optimizing toolkit user interface, integrating new distributed energy resource capabilities, and identifying a long-term host.
Proposal to create a financial, legal, and policy analysis of the opportunities and challenges to retrofitting existing airport renewable energy projects with the necessary storage, controls, and integration to provide resilient power to airports and their assets. In addition to the analysis, the partners propose to conduct a workshop at an airport with existing solar assets and create a worksheet tool to provide guidance... more »
Flight procedures are a key element to predicting and minimizing noise impacts. Deviations from these procedures are causing unnecessary community noise exposure. Identifying deviation-related increases in noise and ways to minimize the deviations will help to reduce noise in communities in the vicinity of airports.
The profession can benefit from a synthesis and assessment of practices applied at airports and elsewhere.
Multidiscipline collaboration within the aviation industry must be aircraft centric in order to be efficient, effective, and progressive in the technological era in which we are living. The implementation of advancements in aircraft technology leads the required physical infrastructure and public policy to accommodate the technology. This synopsis explains how potential aircraft advancements and the exchange of data... more »
The proposed research project would evaluate carbon capture and storage technologies that could be deployed at airports to help achieve "Net Zero Emissions" in the long term and to align with global emission reduction targets.
Conduct research into cost effective strategies for periodic monitoring of airspace surfaces such as TERPS 20:1 surfaces to ensure they remain clear of obstructions. Particularly at smaller rural airports that may not have staff, zoning, or significant infrastructure that would otherwise make these issues easier to manage.
Review the tools and practices currently being used to conduct airfield pavement conditions.
The objective of this research project is to provide U.S. airport operators with guidance regarding the potential roles "virtual" ATCTs and ramp control towers can play at their facilities, and their major components and supporting technologies, and the advantages and disadvantages of these virtual facilities relative to their traditional counterparts. The project also will provide guidance regarding how airport operators,... more »
Further guidance on how to approach the design of airport infrastructure that is more resilient to climatic change is required. Efforts are underway both nationally and internationally to address identification of vulnerabilities and incorporating into planning documents; but there remains a gap in procedures to evaluate and determine design criteria for engineers and architects that may be more readily endorsed by funding... more »