Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices. Topic S01-19. Data Acquisition and Protocols for Risk Management

Airports and their related infrastructure and operations are exposed to a wide range of evolving hazards and associated risks. Airports have varying perceptions of risk and diverse capacities to leverage data to make informed decisions. Research is needed to provide information about the existing tools for identifying common hazards found on airports and the processes used for measuring, monitoring, and prioritizing the associated risks. This Synthesis will provide a survey of the tools currently used for hazard and risk identification, classification, and prioritization at various airports. During the course of the investigation, the following areas will be considered with respect to airport risk-based decision making: (1) How do you identify hazards and associated risks? (2) How do you prioritize risks? (3) Do you have risk definitions or defined risk rating scales? Are these different by department, or is there a single scale for the entire airport? (4) How do you measure and monitor risks? (5) Do you have a structured process for managing the following risks: Financial, Operational, Safety, Security, Information technology, Environmental, Legal/Reputation, Socio-political, Critical infrastructure, Regulatory/Compliance (Part 139, OSHA, EPA, etc.), and Other, as defined? (6) Where do you store risk data? (7) How is risk data kept up to date? (8) To whom is risk information communicated? The principal investigator will conduct a survey or interview a representative sample of large hub, medium hub, small hub, and non-primary airports.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $45000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-03, Topic S01-19

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis

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

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Helms, Thomas

  • Start Date: 20190318
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01659863
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-03, Topic S01-19
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 12 2018 3:03PM