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Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)


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 projects a year, ACRP focuses on issues that other Federal research programs do not address. So far, ACRP has produced more than 400 practical resources and tools for airport practitioners and makes them available for free.

ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the FAA.

ACRP Report does not represent FAA standards, policies or regulations.

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ACRP Webinars

ACRP regularly hosts free webinars for airport practitioners that present the results of ACRP projects. Moderated by industry experts, ACRP’s webinars are organized by theme and cover a wide range of topics of value to the industry. Many webinars offer continuing education or certification maintenance credits. Advanced registration is required.

Recently Released Publications

The following documents were recently published by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. Please contact the FAA to determine how they apply to FAA-funded projects.

  • Legal Considerations for Telecommunications at Airports

    Published: October 11, 2021 11:00 AM

    Legal Considerations for Telecommunications at Airports The deployment of telecommunication systems, management of networks, and dealings with telecommunication or information service providers, airlines, other tenants, concessionaires, and passengers create multiple legal issues for airport operators. …

  • Periodic Publication on Transformative Technologies at Airports

    Published: October 7, 2021 8:09 PM

    Periodic Publication on Transformative Technologies at Airports New and emerging technologies have the potential to revolutionize the aviation industry, particularly in the fields of customer service, safety, and operational efficiency on the ground and in-flight. However, these technologies bring disruptions that can be difficult for airports to prepare for. …

  • Airport Biometrics: A Primer

    Published: October 1, 2021 4:00 PM

    Airport Biometrics: A Primer Biometrics is one of the most powerful, but misunderstood technologies used at airports today. The ability to increase the speed of individual processes, as well as offer a touch-free experience throughout an entire journey is a revolution that is decades in the making. …

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