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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 Reports do 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.

  • Measuring and Understanding the Relationship Between Air Service and Regional Economic Development

    Published: August 12, 2022 2:00 PM

    Measuring and Understanding the Relationship Between Air Service and Regional Economic Development Airport economic impact studies may accurately measure the activity that occurs on airport properties or is tied directly to airport operations (such as off-site parking and hotels that accommodate airline crew who overnight in a location), but they do not capture how air service supports business and employment throughout the region. …

  • Considerations for Establishing and Maintaining Successful Pollinator Programs on Airports

    Published: August 4, 2022 5:40 PM

    Considerations for Establishing and Maintaining Successful Pollinator Programs on Airports Global reports of bee declines have fueled efforts to reduce threats to pollinators and raise public awareness of bees as pollinators of our food crops and native plants. Some airports have implemented pollinator-friendly practices and programs that restore habitat for bees and bring public awareness and appreciation to these fascinating insects. …

  • Airport Parking Pricing Strategies

    Published: July 29, 2022 3:00 PM

    Airport Parking Pricing Strategies Parking is important for airports. More than 70 percent of airline passengers and visitors at most airports use private vehicles to access the airport, and public parking is an important contributor to an airport’s finances and revenues, frequently representing the largest source of non-aeronautical revenues at most airports. …

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