Research Projects

Research Projects

This Collection is for research ideas whose objectives are to develop guidance, tools, or best practices.
Created by (@mihirpshah)

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Geospatial Data Governance - Organizational Factors and Best Practices

Airport and related aviation organizations generate and absorb large amounts of data, particularly geospatial data such as CAD, GIS, BIM, LiDAR, and aerial imagery. How can airports leadership and staff learn from industry best practices, including from others such as university campuses, in terms of effectively managing the flow of data to facility operations, maintenance, and other end-users, so they are not held up... more »
Created by (@sarah.scafidi)

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Practical Guide for Integrating Crisis Management and Business Continuity

The research project would assess the current state of all-hazards crisis management and its relationship to business continuity and business resilience for airports and airport authorities across the U.S. Through benchmarking, the project team would assess current airport capabilities, and identify needs, gaps, and opportunities for improving airport enterprise-wide resilience. Results of the study would inform a guidebook... more »
Created by (@jwalewski)

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The uberization of business aviation

New technologies continue to arise regarding the ability to coordinate for the shared use of smaller business aircraft, in turn creating increasing pressure to provide such services to the general public, in turn creating significant conflicts between just what is – and what is not – permitted under 14 C.F.R. Part 91. Additionally, eVTOL aircraft are rapidly under development and moving to the demonstration stage, creating... more »
Created by (@peubanks)

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Guidebook for the Effective Transition of Asset Data from Design/Construction to Operations and Maintenance

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 »
Created by (@mjgriffinnas.edu)

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Update the Airport Construction Emission Inventory Tool (ACEIT)

The objective is to update the guidance and software for calculating airport construction emissions in order to:

• Incorporate the latest construction practices and regulatory requirements.

• Calculate emissions through the latest version of MOVES.

• Integrate applicable modifications to ACRP Report 102 and the Airport Construction Emissions Inventory Tool (ACEIT)

Created by (@ideahub)

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Methods for Evaluating Airfield Pavement Deicer Contributions to Airport Stormwater Quality

The objective of this research is to develop guidance for airports to quantitatively identify the contributions of airfield pavement deicers to environmentally relevant characteristics of stormwater discharges, such as COD and BOD.

Created by (@gael.lebris)

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Airside Planning, Design and operations: Electronic Resources Library

The objectives of this research project are to:
• Create an electronic resources library – preferably a website. This searchable electronic library should provide an inventory of available publications including the abstracts and index of ACRP research documents and non-ACRP research documents related to airside planning, design and operations.
• Recommend a process for keeping the website up-to-date.
• Identify which... more »
Created by (@gael.lebris)

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Develop Runway Design Guidelines for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Develop guidelines for the design of runway infrastructure to meet the unique needs of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The output of the research could be a guidebook to help practitioners design aviation facilities dedicated to safely and efficiently meet the operational requirements of UAVs of various sizes and configurations.

Created by (@askadamcohen)

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Urban Air Mobility Market Study

Urban Air Mobility (UAM) is a safe and efficient system for air passenger and cargo transportation within an urban area, inclusive of small package delivery and other urban Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) services, which supports a mix of onboard/ground-piloted and increasingly autonomous operations. In recent years, UAM has developed rapidly due to advances in technology and with pilot projects underway in Dubai and planned... more »
Created by (@ryan.johnson)

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Construction Safety and Phasing Plans (CSPP): Best Practices

The objective of this study would result in a guide of best practices and development of a checklist to assist airports in creating a CSPP. The study should poll airports, FAA inspectors, and consultants (responsible for writing CSPPs) from across the country to gain insight on their best practices for creating a CSPP. The poll should include respondents from each FAA region to take geographical differences into account.... more »
Created by (@kyle.scapple)

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Airport Common Use Program Development Guidebook

In 2010, the ACRP published Report 30: Reference Guide on Understanding Common Use at Airports. Since that time, the airport strategies for implementation of common use and the technological solutions have significantly changed. Today, there is a greater focus on the "seamless passenger journey", providing new common use options, introducing technology innovations, and adapting to new business models. The research proposed... more »
Created by (@bdballard)

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Understanding Coming Improvements and Transformations in Wireless Connectivity: Concepts for Smarter Airports

Provide airport and aviation specific information that better enables airport managers to make beneficial decisions and investments in the wireless services and capabilities that support their airport's operations and users.

Created by (@slandau)

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Measuring the Effect of Changes in Air Service Connectivity on Regional Economic Development

The proposed research will extend the findings of previous ACRP research to describe how changes in air service connectivity will effect regional economic development. A spreadsheet model, workbook and user guide will be developed from this research for use by airports, state aviation agencies and, in addition, by regional planning and economic development organizations to allow economic benefits of improved air service... more »