Use of Operational Readiness and Testing (ORAT) for Airport Projects

Operational Readiness and Testing (ORAT) is a process for seamlessly managing the transfer of a new or substantially upgraded facility from its construction stage to active live operation. ORAT incorporates an airport’s safety management systems and construction safety and phasing plan processes into a framework that encompasses stakeholder engagement, quality control and assurance inspection and testing activities, commissioning, training, and regulatory and certification requirements. Airports across the country are investing billions of dollars in facility development and need guidelines to help incorporate ORAT into their construction processes. The objective of this research is to provide airports with an overview of ORAT processes and lessons learned, as well as a guide and tools to help airports incorporate ORAT into their facility projects.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $600000
  • Contract Numbers:


  • 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:

    Griffin, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20230807
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01889815
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: 08-04
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 10 2023 9:18AM