Update to ACRP Report 25: Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design

ACRP Report 25: Airport Passenger Terminal Planning and Design, Volumes 1 and 2, comprises a guidebook, spreadsheet models, a user’s guide, and a CD-ROM. Since its publication in 2010, ACRP Report 25 has been the most downloaded ACRP publication. Over the last 10 years, significant changes have occurred in global trends, technology, protocols, design, regulatory requirements, passenger behavior, and customer expectations, including, but not limited to, changes accelerated by economic drivers, public health, and industry trends. ACRP and other organizations have subsequently published numerous terminal-related guidance and tools (many of which are accessible through ACRP WebResource 2: Airport Passenger Terminal Design Library) that are not referenced in ACRP Report 25. Also, the means by which airport industry practitioners access ACRP products has evolved (e.g., many practitioners no longer have access to CD readers). Research is therefore needed to update the guidebook and the products associated with ACRP Report 25 and to provide them in more user-friendly formats. The objective of this research is to produce a concise, user-friendly update of ACRP Report 25, through the consolidation of Volumes 1 and 2, including the methodologies cited in those volumes, by:   (a) Editing and reformatting for currency, relevancy, and usability to include, but not limited to:   (1) Terminal space requirements; (2) Aircraft parking apron and support functions space requirements; (3) Operational and maintenance support space requirements;   (4) Infrastructure requirements; (5) Planning parameters; (6) Concessions planning and non-aeronautical revenue generation opportunities; and (7) Models such as those presented in Volume 2. (b) Augmenting the report, with the following additional information and considerations, but not limited to: (1) Emerging technologies; (2) Digital transformation;   (3) Innovation; (4) Sustainability; (5) Social and cultural behavior changes; (6) Resiliency and flexibility; (7) Health and safety; (8) Safety and security requirements; (9) Elimination of touchpoints in the passenger and employee journey; (10) Accessibility and customer experience enhancements; (11) Art and green installations; (12) Development of the evaluation criteria and methodology to select a preferred alternative; and (13) Enhancements and new model functionality for the original models in Volume 2.  This research will cover the terminal area from the terminal frontage/terminal entry to the aircraft gate apron and return. This update will consider all types and sizes of airports and will reference ACRP WebResource 2: Airport Passenger Terminal Design Library (https://www.trb.org/ACRP/Blurbs/176507.aspx).


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $499880
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 07-19

  • 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:

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Performing Organizations:

    Ricondo & Associates, Incorporated

    Miami, FL  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Townsend, Chad

  • Start Date: 20220524
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230923
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01779161
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 07-19
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2021 10:18PM