Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Problems. Topic S09-06. Airside Snow Removal Practices at Small Airports

Many small airports face challenges to manage snow in a timely manner. This includes: limited budgets, old/inadequate snow equipment; snow equipment or personnel that may be shared; equipment operators lacking training for airfield winter operations; and unfamiliarity with current NOTAM protocols. The objective of this synthesis is to gather information on the challenges and successful strategies that airport operators at small airports with significant budget and other constraints in snow regions use when coordinating and conducting snow removal operations. The target audience for this report is small commercial service or general aviation airport operators. This is not meant to include the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems (NPIAS) small hub category. The report could also be used to inform local and state policy makers to better understand the needs of their local airport and to reduce liability.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $40000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

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

    Staba, Gail

  • Performing Organizations:

    SMQ Airport Services

  • Principal Investigators:

    Quilty, Stephen

  • Start Date: 20140529
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 37649

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01543500
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2014 1:00AM