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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  • Pavement Maintenance Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Management

    Published: September 23, 2016 3:31 PM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 159: Pavement Maintenance Guidelines for General Aviation Airport Management provides guidance to general aviation airport managers in determining the most cost-efficient and appropriate preventative maintenance solution to common pavement issues. In addition to the guidebook, two additional products were developed. The Airport Pavement Maintenance Recommendation Tool is an interactive tool that will assist the user in identifying pavement issues. The Field Guide for the Airport Pavement Maintenance Recommendation Tool is intended to assist in identifying the specific pavement issues while in the field.

  • Airport Sustainability Practices

    Published: September 14, 2016 11:00 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 77: Airport Sustainability Practices compiles information about airport sustainability practices and adds them to the Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance (SAGA) website. The SAGA website was developed to assist airport operators in developing sustainability programs and provide guidance to those who have new data to input. The website contains entries on more than 900 sustainability practices that were developed by SAGA’s initial stakeholder group. However, a large percentage of these entries do not contain actual practice data.

  • Addressing Significant Weather Impacts on Airports: Quick Start Guide and Toolkit

    Published: September 1, 2016 10:59 AM

    TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 160: Addressing Significant Weather Impacts on Airports provides a web toolkit that raises airport operator awareness about vulnerabilities caused by significant weather events. The toolkit helps airports develop more robust contingency and recovery plans, in addition to their airport emergency plans. This toolkit focuses on events that are “rare but plausible”; that is, events that may have happened in the distant past, or in adjacent geographic areas, but are not common event types at the airport itself, and therefore may not be in the forefront of the airport managers’ minds. The Quick Start Guide provides guidance for using the toolkit. …

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