Review of Airport Governance Structures

Many airports are in the midst of a growth cycle and require substantial financial resources to accommodate this growth. There are different ways to structure airport governance (e.g., city-run, authority, public-private partnership) each having pros and cons, particularly with regard to finances. Governance also affects other aspects of airport management, including operation and administration. While state laws vary and affect ownership structures. The objective of this research are to examine and benchmark parameters and financial information among airports and ownership/management structures and to develop guidance to help airports identify how changes in governance may be beneficial, to build stakeholder support, and provide recommendations for implementation.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 01-42

  • 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: 20180731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677273
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 01-42
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2018 3:03PM