Update Guidebook for Managing Small Airports

Managers of small airports are responsible for a wide range of activities, including financial management, oversight of contracts and leases, safety and security, noise control, community relations, compliance with federal grant conditions, facility maintenance, and capital improvements. Yet these managers have varying degrees of experience and a range of backgrounds. To address the need for comprehensive guidance for managers of small airports, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) published Report 16: Guidebook for Managing Small Airports (published in 2009). This guidebook has proven to be extremely valuable for small airports, as indicated in ACRP's October 2010 Impacts on Practice. While the original version of the guidebook continues to be an important resource, an update is needed for two key reasons: first, ACRP has completed a significant amount of related research that could be of direct benefit to small airports and therefore should be included in an updated edition; second, managers of small airports are facing new challenges not addressed in the original publication (e.g., unmanned aerial vehicles). The objective of this research is to update ACRP Report 16: Guidebook for Managing Small Airports.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-32

  • 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
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Start Date: 20150731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40167

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01572153
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-32
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 1 2015 1:30AM