Develop practical guidance to develop safety cost/benefit analysis involving major airport changes, and characterization of key factors using references developed by the industry and examples using quantitative and qualitative risk assessments
Develop practical guidance with examples on how to effectively plan, organize, conduct, evaluate outcome and improve processes resulting from tabletop exercises
Research and summarize the state of the art in airport safety initiatives and tools that have been used successfully by the industry worldwide. Initiatives can be in terms of technology, processes, procedures, safety organization, safety promotion and supporting tools.
Based on research of best practices by the industry, plan and design a tool to support sharing of experiences among airports. The tool should be user friendly for those posting their experiences as well as for those searching for best practices related to airport safety.
Develop practical guidance on how to assess the effectiveness of SMS processes and of the overall system with recommendations on how to improve these processes and include practical examples to help understand the guidance.
Develop practical guidance to the spectrum of Part 139 airports that implement SMS on how to integrate two key components of SMS: Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance. User should understand the relationship between the two components and how the two processes interact with practical airport examples for clarification.
Develop a practical guidance to help Part 139 airports operate SMS in routine daily work involving findings of airfield inspections, airside maintenance activities, wildlife hazards and ramp activities.
Design a web library for airport safety to contain public documentation and research that can support airport's safety initiatives. The library should be organized in modules to help the user navigate the available information selecting appropriate topics.
Develop practical guidance on the type of software to support the airport's SMS initiatives. It should include recommendations for the spectrum of Part 139 airports, indicate key modules, integration to existing systems, reporting of hazards and risks, monitoring of actions, management of safety data, etc. A list of available solutions with advantages and disadvantages should be incorporated to the guidance.
Develop practical guidance for small airports on monitoring, reporting to the FAA and securing the airport airspace to remain free of new obstacles from developments in the airport vicinity
Develop a new collision risk model and tool to estimate the risk of aircraft collisions with obstacles during the final approach to landing.
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.
Develop guidance for airports on contracting and managing effective airport insurance services. The guidance should include practices airports can adopt to include insurance as a risk mitigation approach within an SMS.
Develop a practical guide for airports of different sizes and complexities on developing comprehensive and effective safety training programs.