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Assessing the effectiveness of airport services/programs for passengers with disabilities In Reserve

Although many airports are offering services, programs and amenities along with innovative design and technological development to optimize access and mobility of passengers with disabilities and aging travelers, there is no systematic assessment of the effectiveness of these services and programs. Empirical evidence about the cost and benefits of these programs are needed for further and wider implementation of services... more »
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Guidebook for Environmental Management of PFAS at Airports In Reserve

The Guidebook for Environmental Management of PFAS at Airports will provide airport managers with a comprehensive yet practical resource for managing the environmental risks of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water, soil, and wastewater at and near the airport.

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Best Practices for Airport Responses to Sudden Structural Change in the Aviation Industry In Reserve

Conduct a review and evaluation of best practices at airports for responding to sudden and major structural changes in the aviation industry. Provide suggestions for how Airports could be prepared for and respond to unexpected events with substantial industry-wide implications.

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Future of Airport Finances In Reserve

If ever there was a time to take a comprehensive look at all the line items in an airport's financial plan - now is that time. As new approaches/solutions to the post-COVID 19 travel experience are developed, many of them will come with upfront costs or long-term maintenance expenses. A deep dive into the various elements of an airport financial plan would be a useful tool for airport managers to use to determine financial... more »
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Consequences of Delayed Maintenance of Airport Assets In Reserve

This research project will present a process for quantifying the consequences of delayed maintenance of airport assets. It will cover asset preservation policies, maintenance and budget needs, and the analyses of delayed maintenance scenarios. This process considers delayed maintenance caused by the inability to meet the owner-defined application schedule or the unavailability of the funds required to perform all needed... more »
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Update ACRP Report 40: Airport Curbside and Terminal Area Roadway Operations In Reserve

Update ACRP Report 40: Airport Curbside and Terminal Area Roadway Operations to reflect latest practice and focus on curbside/roadway management..

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Effective practices for monitoring and managing tree growth off the airport. In Reserve

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.

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The role of the CDC and other health organizations in airport operations. In Reserve

Airports need to understand the regulatory implications when developing and implementing plans for COVID-19 and other contagions' response. Further, international and US airports have already deployed technologies and operational plans to deal with public wellness and safety all in an attempt to provide a perceived "clean" environment to the public; which will help accelerate the restart of travel.

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

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.

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

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 »
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Development of Baggage Handling System decision making framework based on total cost of ownership In Reserve

Baggage Handling Systems (BHS) are critical pieces of infrastructure at every airport. They are large, complex, and costly to operate, and their lack of performance can have massive impacts on airport, airlines, and passengers. The research aims to provide airport stakeholders with a set of tools to make the best, transparent decisions regarding their BHS from a total cost of ownership perspective. Expanding on current... more »
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Guidebook for Systematically Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Airport's Wildlife Hazard Management Plan In Reserve

The goal of this research project is to provide airport operators with guidance and tools to evaluate the effectiveness of their Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP) to reduce wildlife strike risks to aviation.

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Virtual Airport Traffic Control and Ramp Control Facilities—Guidance for U.S. Airports In Reserve

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 »