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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  • Methodology to Develop the Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool

    Published: April 27, 2016 11:08 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web Only Document 27: Methodology to Develop the Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool complements CD-ROM 178: Airport Terminal Building Energy Use Intensity (ATB-EUI) Benchmarking Tool. The report outlines the overall data collection and analysis process for developing airport terminal building benchmarks. 

  • Guidebook for IROPS Stakeholder Communication & Coordination

    Published: April 22, 2016 11:00 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 153: Guidebook for IROPS Stakeholder Communication & Coordination provides details on strategies and tools for reducing IROPs impacts on passengers. This guidebook will assist communication and coordination as airports and airlines implement IROPS contingency plans. A spreadsheet tool accompanying the report includes a response plan for stakeholders’ involvement in assessing the likelihood and severity of reoccurrence of IROPS impacts, data sources to help alert an airport when an IROPS event is likely to occur, and the ability to work with stakeholders to create reports on IROPS risk levels. The case studies and tabletop exercises also serve as training materials and can be customized for any airport. The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.…

  • The Fourth Amendment and Airports

    Published: April 18, 2016 11:00 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Legal Research Digest 27: The Fourth Amendment and Airports discusses the Fourth Amendment generally as it pertains to its application to people, houses, papers, and effects. The digest focuses on the application at airports and respective court decisions. It specifically discusses expectations of privacy at airports, airport administrative inspection actions, and law enforcement actions. This digest will assist airport operators by providing the background and application of the Fourth Amendment as they review their procedures with their attorneys.

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