Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

Best Practices
Subject/Title Date Other Formats

ACC/FAA Best Practices (PDF, 1.21 MB)

7/2008 NA

Bulletin 1: Best Practices-Surface Access to Airports (PDF)

9/2006 NA
Guide to the Best Practices for Environmental Impact Statement Management 7/2001 NA
Capacity Planning
Subject/Title Date
Airport Capacity Profiles 7/2014
GAO Report: National Airspace System - Regional Airport Planning Could Help Address Congestion If Plans Were Integrated with FAA and Airport Decision Making (GAO-10-120) 12/2009
FACT3: Airport Capacity Needs in the National Airspace System (PDF, 2.40 MB)
Analysis of airports that are at risk for significant delays and congestion through 2020 and 2030.

FACT2: Capacity Needs in the National Airspace System, 2007-2025 (PDF, 1.28 MB)
Analysis of airports and metropolitan area demand and operational capacity in 2015 and 2025.

FACT1: Capacity Needs in the National Airspace System Report (PDF)
Analysis of Airport and Metropolitan Area Demand and Operational Capacity in the Future
Engineering, Design, & Construction
Subject/Title Date
Statistical Extreme Value Analysis of the SFO Taxiway Centerline Deviations for 747 Aircraft (PDF) 2008
Statistical Extreme Value Analysis of JFK Taxiway Centerline Deviations for 747 Aircraft (PDF) 10/2003
Statistical Extreme Value Analysis of ANC Taxiway Centerline Deviations for 747 Aircraft (PDF) 10/2003
The Operational and Economic Effects of New Large Airplanes on United States Airports (PDF, 3.09 MB) 3/1998
Development of a Visual Aid to Indicate Temporary Runway Closure - DOT/FAA/CT-TN87/3 (PDF, 1.32 MB) 1/1987
Subject/Title Date
Recycling, Reuse and Waste Reduction at Airports: A Synthesis Document, (PDF, 1.81 MB)
This document is a resource for airport sponsors contemplating airport recycling, reduction, and waste reuse programs to further their waste minimization initiatives. It includes lessons-learned and case studies from airports around the country that not only address best practices in recycling, but also in the areas of reuse and waste reduction via "green" procurement programs. It focuses on recycling programs to divert municipal solid waste (MSW) from the landfill but also discusses non-MSW waste streams and construction and demolition waste.
Voluntary Airport Low Emission Program (VALE) Technical Report, Version 7.0 (PDF)
The goal of the VALE program is to help airports to improve air quality in conjunction with regional efforts to meet health-based national ambient air quality standards. Public agencies may convert vehicles and GSE to low-emission technology, which is powered by alternative fuels or clean conventional fuels. This report describes project planning, the application process, eligibility requirements (e.g., vehicle/equipment, fuel, ownership), program vehicle low-emission standards, emissions calculation methodology, cost effectiveness criteria, project tracking, etc.
Final Report for the Inherently Low Emission Airport Vehicle (ILEAV) Pilot Program (PDF, 1.35 MB) 1/2006
Guidance on Airport Emission Reduction Credits for Early Measures Through Voluntary Airport Low Emission Programs (PDF, 1.85 MB)
Eligible VALE projects must result in the sponsor receiving appropriate airport emission reduction credits (AERCs). This AERC guidance has been developed by EPA and coordinated with DOT/FAA. It is consistent with the CAA and provides an acceptable method by which the State air quality agency will grant AERCs to the sponsor in a timely manner. AERCs will be calculated and provided to airports on a consistent basis nationwide, are kept by the sponsor, and can only be used by the sponsor to meet their current or future CAA general conformity and new source review requirements.
Reports to Congress
Subject/Title Date Other Formats
Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP), 2005-2007 (PDF) 6/2008 NA
National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) 10/2010 NA
Economic Impact on Air Service at Airports Serving Small Air Carrier Aircraft Resulting from Certain Changes to Title 14 CFR Part 139, Certification of Airports (PDF) 12/2003 NA
Injuries and Fatalities of Workers Struck by Vehicles on Airport Aprons (PDF) 7/2002 NA
Report to Congress on the Environmental Review of Airport Improvement Projects (PDF) 5/2001 NA
Airport Improvement Program Annual Reports of Accomplishments 1996-2008 NA

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