Airport Blockchain Implementation Guidebook

The objective of this research is to develop detailed guidance for the implementation of blockchain and associated technologies to provide business solutions, operational efficiencies, and improved transparency for airport decision-makers and stakeholders. The guidance document should conform to the following format with a range of emphasis in each area and include, but not be limited to:    (1) Awareness (10-15%): What is blockchain and how is it being used at airports? (a) Examples of implemented use cases and corresponding significant applications; and (b) Emerging trends (e.g., standards to track for rapid adoption). (2) Readiness (25-30%): Are airports and stakeholders ready? (a) Development of planning and decision-making tools (e.g., decision trees, checklists) to determine if blockchain is applicable; (b) Examples to determine the appropriate resources needed; and (c) Business process mapping to determine data gaps. (3) Implementation (40-45%): What are the right resources and tools?   (a) Formulation of detailed use case studies to assist airports, airlines, and stakeholders in implementing a blockchain business solutions; (b) Determination of required expertise; (c) Development of new concept of operations for blockchain-based solutions and new business models through an impact assessment to identify value creation and contribution; and (d) Principles and artifacts (i.e., technical reference architecture identifying the interfaces and where the data resides), collaboration frameworks, governance model, security. (4) Assessment and Lessons Learned (15-20%): What did we learn? How do we operationalize? (a) Design methodologies and monitoring processes; (b) Development of a training manual for internal staff for the monitoring and evaluation process; (c) Defining the monitoring points to ensure the robustness of the solution; and (d) Development of key performance indicators (KPIs) and return on investment (ROI) modeling to determine success and savings.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $330,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-41

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Performing Organizations:


    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Wong, Solomon

  • Start Date: 20210614
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220813
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677271
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-41
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2018 8:10PM