Airport Winter Operations

Recent events at Heathrow during which extensive snow fall totally disrupted operations at one of the world's leading international airports illustrates the importance of adequately preparing for winter operations. This guidebook will serve as a compendium of best practices for airport winter operations and provide guidance on expected weather conditions, including airline expectations and a methodology to determine optimal levels of investment in staffing and equipment for efficient airport winter operations. Research into climate change should also be considered complementary to this project. The objective of this research is to identify the different methods and techniques that airports utilize during winter operations, provide guidance as it relates to the expected winter conditions, and understand how the different airline expectations for different winter events will have an impact on airport operations.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 10-15

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Start Date: 20121208
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29078

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463247
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 10-15
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:20PM