Airside Planning, Design, Construction, Operations, and Maintenance: WebResource

The technical documentation on airside planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance is vast. This documentation includes ACRP and non-ACRP materials, such as federal and state regulations and guidance, ICAO publications, association handbooks, as well as industry codes, standards, and practices. These resources provide valuable benefits to airport industry practitioners who design and operate airside facilities, but some of these references are either not well known or often are not easily accessible. An online index of these resources, similar to other recently produced ACRP WebResources, would provide the airport community with the means to assess its relevancy and readily access this needed information. The objectives of this research are to: (1) Create an ACRP WebResource of documents and other references related to airside planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance applicable to the U.S. airport industry. Resources should include, but not be limited to the following functional components: Airspace, ATC, Navaids, and supporting facilities (e.g., RPZs and approach zones); Airfield/movement areas (e.g., runways, taxiways, markings, signage, and lighting systems); Non-movement areas (e.g., markings, signage, lighting systems, hangars, apron areas and taxilanes); and Airside support facilities and equipment (e.g., ARFF, deicing, field maintenance, ground run-up enclosures or areas (GRE), fuel farms). (2) Identify which of the related ACRP documents and publications should be updated and potentially what new ACRP-related research could be developed and create appropriate problem statements for future consideration. (3) Develop a range of alternative processes and recommendations for keeping the WebResource updated. The audience for this research is the airport practitioner, including airport staff, planners, engineers, designers, developers, facilities personnel, academicians, and students.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-56

  • 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:

    Hanson Professional Services, Incorporated

    1525 S. Sixth Street
    Springfield, IL  United States  62703
  • Principal Investigators:

    Zellers, Susan

  • Start Date: 20200504
  • Expected Completion Date: 20211031
  • Actual Completion Date: 20211031

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01713683
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-56
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 12 2019 10:22PM