Collecting and Sharing Airport Safety and Operational Data

Airports face increasingly complex and interconnected operational environments. Changes from planned and unplanned origins can have a profound impact on airport services, efficiency, and safety. To improve management of such a complex system, research often explores data collection and sharing among airport and aviation stakeholders. The intent is generally to reduce organizational silos, improve common situational awareness among stakeholders, and promote the airport as a system of systems. This effort is led by collaborative decision making, safety management systems, and other safety data reporting initiatives. Airports need a quantitative, data-driven method or process to define and communicate how the airport operates for all stakeholders. Research is needed to describe a process, procedures, and methods for collecting and sharing airport operational and safety data for all stakeholders. This will help airport management make timely and effective decisions for improving airport safety and operations, and for dealing with planned and unplanned airport changes. It will also improve situational awareness among stakeholders and will support an organizational culture that recognizes all safety considerations. The objective of this research is to develop a set of procedures and an overall methodology for identifying, collecting, and sharing airport safety and operational data with internal and external stakeholders.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $400000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 03-45

  • 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: 20160731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40993

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01606912
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-45
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2016 1:01AM