Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hazard Zoning at General Aviation Airports

Airports manage assets and risk under various programs, with many tied to either operating budgets or capital budgets. In recent years, airports have been developing integrated systems to manage operational and capital expenses together to gain efficiencies. Severe weather and emergency planning is usually a distinct function within the airport, and risk factors accounted for during emergency planning are not tied to asset management or capital planning. Importantly, costs associated with damages or disruptions from weather-related events that are below thresholds for requesting federal aid are rarely captured and tracked by airports or relevant emergency management departments. Effective integration of management systems can reduce the impacts sustained during specific events as well as establish a cogent risk identification and quantification process to help reduce ongoing costs and service disruptions associated with severe weather and climate change. Currently, however, there is no guide for incorporating climate and severe weather risks into asset management or capital planning processes at plans. Research is needed to help airports understand how climate risks add uncertainty to maintenance and capital budgets, and how this exposure can be mitigated and addressed through changes to airport asset management and capital planning.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $350000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 04-22

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Greenberger, Marci

  • Start Date: 20160730
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40995

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01606880
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 04-22
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2016 1:01AM