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Improving the Durability of Concrete Pavement Surfaces through Improved Specifications and Testing

The objective of this research is to provide recommended improvements to the current P-501 specification along with recommendations for improved paving practices to enhance or insure the durability of the concrete surface. This project will identify major airports that are experiencing durability issues, measure the scale of the issue through field inspections, and conduct a petrographic examination of the concrete materials.... more »

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Enhancing the Management of Adverse Conditions, IROPS, and Crises with Airport Collaborative Decision Making In Reserve

The main objectives of this research project are providing to the U.S. airports and their stakeholders (airlines, ATCT, ground handling service providers, etc.) the following:
- Overview of A-CDM operations management,
- Benefits of A-CDM operations management for the community of the stakeholders of the airport operations,
- Guidance for developing an A-CDM operations management organization, the related tools, and CDM-friendly... more »
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Best Practices for Conducting Consumer Research Among Air Passengers In Reserve

This study would entail a comprehensive assessment of consumer research practices at commercial service airports nationwide. It would result in the identification of best practices for assessing the needs and preferences of passengers as well as meters-greeters and well-wishers. Guidance would be provided for the development and implementation of evidence-based and scientifically sound research programs that would... more »
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Electric Aircraft on the Horizon - Planning handbook for Airports In Reserve

Generate informed guidance for airports to plan for electric aircraft adoption. Electric aircraft could begin operating from airports within 3+ years. The aviation industry lacks a method to distinguish between marketing hype and realistic projections. A new ACRP report could provide help airports understand which sites are best suited for the viable technology associated with electric powered aircraft. Airports would... more »
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Guidebook for Rapid Airfield Concrete Pavement Slab Replacement and Patching In Reserve

The objective of this research is to produce a guidebook that gives clear and accurate guidance to airports and airport consultants on the latest and best procedures and materials available with a proven performance record of accomplishment to provide repairs and slab replacements that both ensure on-time opening to traffic and long-term durability.
This research for the guidebook will focus on two parts: Part 1 of... more »
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Cultivating Talent in the Airport Environment In Reserve

Develop a talent cultivation "playbook" that would provide the aviation industry with inspiring, tested, and rapidly-implementable techniques front line managers and senior staff can use to enhance talent cultivation and knowledge transfer in their organizations.
The playbook would be designed for people on-the-go who can pick it up, read it for a few minutes and take away key talent planning ideas that can be implemented... more »
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Effective Collaboration to Planning and Responding to Communicable Disease Threats In Reserve

Identify practices that airports and their public health partners have successfully used to prevent and mitigate the transmission of communicable diseases.

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Biennial Report on Transportation Technology in Aviation In Reserve

The objective of this quick response project is to prepare a periodic (biennial) transformative technology report to the aviation industry. This report would itemize those new technologies developed and implemented in the aviation industry over a two-year period between biennial reports; assess the impact of those technologies on airport and airline operations; then develop suggested course of actions that airports and... more »
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Update to ACRP Report 157: Improving the Airport Customer Experience In Reserve

Airports strive to improve customer service to meet evolving customer service needs as they shift away from viewing airlines as their primary customers and view passengers as customers and guests of the Airport. The objective of this Problem Statement is to develop an update to the 2016 ACRP Report 157: Improving the Airport Customer Experience to address the needs of commercial airport customers and tenants, and General... more »
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Creative Marketing Techniques to Improve Revenue Generation Partnerships In Reserve

The objective of this project is to research how big data and targeted advertising are used to generate revenue in the aviation industry as well as how they are used in other industries, and identify ways those methods can be used by airports to generate revenue from those same sources. One aspect of this research will include identifying potential entities with whom airports can partner strategically, such as airlines,... more »
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Practical guidance to combat human trafficking at airports In Reserve

This project will create a practical guide that provides airport managers and other key personnel with day-to-day strategies to help combat human trafficking at airports. The need for this guidance was identified at the May 2018 ACRP insight event on economic and social sustainability.

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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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Guide to Airport Innovation – Creating an Organizational Fit for the Future In Reserve

Airport teams are ramping up innovation labs, centers and executive level positions to support critical thinking, strategy and innovation. Airports need an approach to innovation that is powerful, effective and broadly assessable, that can integrate into all aspects of the business and region, and that individuals and teams can use to generate breakthrough ideas that are implemented and have a meaningful impact in the... more »