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.

  • Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations Volume 4: Summary of AIP Grant Assurance Requirements

    Published: May 15, 2018 8:00 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 44: Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations Volume 4: Summary of AIP Grant Assurance Requirements contains a PowerPoint presentation summarizing the research conducted to develop a guidebook on Understanding FAA Airport Improvement Program (AIP) Grant Assurance Requirements. The results of this research include the Guidebook itself (Volume 1), Technical Appendices (Volume 2), which provides supplemental information on the requirements.…

  • Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations Volume 3: Research Report

    Published: May 15, 2018 8:00 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 44: Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations Volume 3: Research Report summarizes the research efforts and results of research conducted to develop a guidebook on Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Requirements. The results of this research include the Guidebook itself (Volume 1), Technical Appendices (Volume 2), which provides supplemental information on the requirements, and a PowerPoint presentation that can be adapted to the needs of individual users and their circumstances.…

  • Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations Volume 2: Technical Appendices

    Published: May 15, 2018 8:00 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Web-Only Document 44: Understanding FAA Grant Assurance Obligations Volume 2: Technical Appendices provides supplemental information for individuals desiring more in-depth understanding of the requirements. This volume contains six appendices providing supplemental information on the Grant Assurance requirements as well as resources and references.…

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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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