Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Problems. Topic S10-02. Common-Use Facilities and Equipment at Airports

<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-hyphenate: none; tab-stops: -.5in 0in 1.0in 1.5in 2.0in"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><font face="Times New Roman">As airports work with airlines to increase efficiency, lower costs, and improve customer service, there is considerable interest and activity along a continuum from exclusive-use to common-use while maintaining individual airline identity. Common-use enables airports and airlines to flexibly manage operations in the passenger processing environment.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>This synthesis will provide meaningful information to aviation stakeholders in the airport environment considering how common use facilities and practices may impact finances, technology, operations, facilities, business decisions, and policies.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The synthesis focuses on facilities, systems and practices that comprise the common use environment.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span></font></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><font face="Times New Roman">Common use facilities and systems may include passenger processing, ground handling, and technology infrastructure.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Examples include ticketing, kiosks, baggage systems, next generation check-in, hold rooms, gates, loading bridges, aprons, preconditioned air and power.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Common-use practices are activities, agreements and policies that facilitate sharing.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Examples include, but are not limited to, providing or expanding common-use facilities, passenger processing asset monitoring and management, lease and use agreement modifications, and competition plans.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </span></font></span><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><font face="Times New Roman">The intended audience of this report includes airport operators and stakeholders considering transition to common use.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>Stakeholder perspectives that should be considered are airlines, passengers, government, vendors and ground handlers.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The synthesis principal investigator will survey airports on their experience with current and planned common-use facilities.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>The synthesis will include advantages and disadvantages of common-use systems, business and operational practices that require modification to implement common-use, and actual experience to date. </font></span></p>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Synthesis 11-03, Top

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Staba, Gail

  • Start Date: 20070301
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080801
  • Source Data: RiP Project 16407

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01460053
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Synthesis 11-03, Top
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:17PM