The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. Funding more than 20 research projects a year, ACRP focuses on research needs that other Federal research programs do not address. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the FAA.

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  • Guidebook for Managing Compliance with Federal Regulations: An Integrated Approach

    Published: May 19, 2016 1:50 PM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 156: Guidebook for Managing Compliance with Federal Regulations: An Integrated Approach provides guidance on managing compliance with federal regulations pertaining to the operation and management of airports. …

  • Building Information Modeling for Airports

    Published: May 16, 2016 11:00 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 70: Building Information Modeling for Airports summarizes current state of the art and practice for Building Information Modeling (BIM). BIM is a digital representation of a facility’s physical and functional characteristics. BIM offers tools that allow airport decision makers to understand all components of a facility—their location, and their attributes, both graphically and systematically—to minimize the total cost of owning and operating an airport facility. …

  • Airport Safety Risk Management Panel Activities and Outcomes

    Published: May 9, 2016 11:00 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 71: Airport Safety Risk Management Panel Activities and Outcomes compiles information and tools that help Part 139 airports conduct Safety Risk Assessments (SRAs) effectively. This report enhances ACRP Report 131: A Guidebook for Safety Risk Management for Airports with additional tools and templates, and presents the conclusions from the survey and interviews as well as the main findings from the literature review. Several tools and templates, including a Quick Reference Guide and a template for the SRA briefing, are provided in the appendices of this report.

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