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A Primer and Guidebook on Airport Digital Transformation and Assessment of Your Organization's Readiness

The development of a Primer and Guidebook to assist Airport's with assessing their readiness for digital transformation. The results of this research would support Airport's to understand exactly where they are on the transformation continuum and provide guidance and direction on the next steps of the journey.

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Framework and Requirements for Using Artificial Intelligence to Improve Airport Runway SafetyArtificial Intelligence is

Artificial Intelligence is a powerful system that can automatically predict runway safety issues and produce optimal decisions to solve the problem in real time. The purpose of this project is to develop a framework for an AI system and provide guidelines for integrating an AI system to airports in order to improve runway safety.

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Rapid Setting and Durable Concrete Overlays for Airfield Pavements

Concrete overlays are a growing trend in pavement maintenance and rehabilitation. Rapid-setting concrete overlays offer the potential or reopening aprons, taxiways and runways quickly. The viability and durability of rapid setting concrete overlays over asphalt or concrete airfield pavement should be evaluated and tested in order to provide airports and consultants with suitable practice guidelines.

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Develop Modification Method for Runways Performance

In this case study we consider kinetic energy model to modify calculations of all types of required distances and included type of airfield pavement, four cases of aircraft loads on the runway during landing and take-off operations, interaction model formulation and resistance of rolling wheels. Special attention paid to the foreign structures and devices incorporated into the pavement structural layers. All devices and... more »

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Construction sequencing best practices for airports

New construction and renovation projects at airports experience cost and schedule constraints due to the unique operational aspects and differing facility types. For example, apron expansions must give heed to airside operations and terminal renovations of retail space must often take place overnight when passenger traffic in minimal. This research will investigate state of the art techniques to enhance construction sequencing... more »

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Organic Waste Recycling

The goals of this research project are to 1) prepare a roadmap of sustainable organic waste management
solutions, ideally according with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) introduced Waste
Hierarchy, 2) find the best available practices of food and biobased waste reduction, reuse and disposal,
3) pilot those immediate options available, 4) research considerations for the development of on-site
biowaste disposal... more »

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Novel Opportunity to Create Value in Aviation

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 »

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Integrating Ramp Towers into the Airport SMS

Research and develop guidance around involving ramp towers in a local airport's SMS. Explore options for the airport's role in safety oversight given that ramp towers can involve several organizations operating under separate safety management approaches.

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UAS Hazard Management by Airports

Provide guidance and information regarding best practices for how airports have actively engaged UAS operators and FAA air traffic control so that use of UAS in and around airports is collaborative and planned, as opposed to negligent, accidental, or intentionally criminal in nature. Further, provide UAS detection and deterrent technology references so that airports can understand their options when it comes to local... more »

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Structuring the Airport Safety Organization

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.

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Guide to Control Runway Incursions at Airports

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.

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Enabling Airports to be ACR/PCR Compliant - From Design to Implementation

The new (Aircraft Classification Rating) ACR- (Pavement Classification Rating) PCR pavement strength reporting method is to be implemented by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and airports around the world are working towards ensuring that their airports are complying with the new requirements. For airports in developing countries and local airports, this can be challenging due to the availability of... more »

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