Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S09-11. Survey of Airport Agreements to Limit Obstruction Height

Airports consistently face challenges coordinating with external entities to address verified obstructions to air navigation. Even when obstructions are verified through inspections by State Aeronautical Agencies or additional analysis, airports often must negotiate with landowners or other stakeholder to remove the obstructions that do not fall within the airport or municipality's jurisdiction (e.g., obstructions on private land, land in a neighboring municipality, etc.). The need for external coordination sometimes results in delays, additional costs, or legal action to address the obstruction (such as eminent domain). There is currently no single resource that synthesizes how airports address these situations. The objective of this synthesis is to collect information on the various agreement's airports enter into to address obstructions, with a focus on obstructions that are outside of the airport boundary.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $55000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S09-11

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Christensen, Jordan

  • Start Date: 20240220
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01909081
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S09-11
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Feb 21 2024 12:20PM