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Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

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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.

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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.

  • Guidebook for Developing a Zero- or Low-Emissions Roadmap at Airports

    Published: September 15, 2021 12:00 PM

    Airports worldwide are setting aggressive zero- or low-emissions targets. To meet these targets, airports are deploying new strategies, adopting innovative financing mechanisms, and harnessing the collective influence of voluntary emissions and reporting programs. In tandem, new and affordable zero- or low-emissions technologies are rapidly becoming available at airports. …

  • Rapid Slab Repair and Replacement of Airfield Concrete Pavement

    Published: August 27, 2021 1:00 PM

    Proper maintenance and repair of concrete airfield pavements is critical to the longevity of these pavements and their ability to safely support airport operations over their design life. However, these activities can be costly and operationally disruptive. …

  • Risk Assessment Method to Support Modification of Airfield Separation Standards

    Published: July 21, 2021 4:10 AM

    TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 51: Risk Assessment Method to Support Modification of Airfield Separation Standards is intended to be used to support requests for modification of standards in those circumstances where the design criteria for separations between taxiways/taxilanes and other taxiways/taxilanes and fixed or movable objects as well as separations between taxiways and runways cannot be met.…

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Does the FAA Use ACRP Publications and Tools?

The FAA does not just fund ACRP projects, we also use the results! ACRP findings have helped shape successful initiatives, such our Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) program, and recent guidance, including AC 150/5360-12F, Airport Signing and Graphics, which incorporates the recommendations and guidelines from ACRP Report 52, Wayfinding and Signing Guidelines for Airport Terminals and Landside. Many other FAA ACs and Orders cite ACRP reports as useful references, and on many of our web pages, you will find links to related ACRP materials.


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