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
Conduct research on options airports can consider when deciding on an organizational structure for their personnel who will manage airport safety processes. The research should provide recommended structures for airports of all sizes and complexities.
Conduct research and synthesize the practices of airports and other industries on the extension of safety management system processes across the organization in efforts to minimize the effectiveness, understanding and efficiency of safety management.
Develop guidance to aid airports in integrating the multiple sources of safety guidance and safety requirements to which an airport operator must comply that would reduce redundancy and gain efficiencies for personnel with safety management responsibilities.
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 »
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.
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 »
Develop a guidebook that provides strategies (best management practices) that airport operators and other stakeholders can use to manage demand placed on landside facilities (e.g. ground transportation infrastructure) in a constrained environment. The guidebook reviews existing and proposed operational, financial and logistical strategies that airport operators or other entities are permitted to use to encourage efficient... more »
Develop guidance and best practices that will inform capital asset and new/replacement/renewal project managers on how to ensure that maintenance departments are capable of properly maintaining the assets and immediately assuming responsibility for them after project completion/turnover. These recommendations will focus on the accurate, effective, and timely development and delivery of capital project assets and asset... more »
Airports are increasingly interested in bringing multi-disciplines together in a common environment to improve collaborative decision making during regular and irregular operations. Guidance on how to plan and design for these centers is needed.
The proposed synthesis aims to address the experiences of airport operators with agricultural operations that take place within the airport's compound.
The proposed work will be a synthesis of current and previous experiences of airports that have been utilized the federal grants to reduce the emissions levels at their respective areas.
This study will review revenues and pricing strategies of airport operated parking facilities for 380 primary airports and 126 non-primary (commercial services) airports in the current National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS).