Research Roadmap on Safety Issues

As an industry-driven research program, Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) relies on a flow of quality research ideas. Traditionally, ACRP primarily has used a bottom-up approach for these ideas, expressed as formal problem statements. ACRP’s Oversight Committee has adopted a strategic plan that prioritizes and ensures “that problem statements are of the highest quality and greatest relevance to the airport industry.” As a key step to achieving this strategic priority, ACRP is developing a series of research roadmaps in several topic areas. The goal of these research roadmaps is to identify gaps in knowledge and practice, uncover opportunities and challenges, and outline and prioritize specific research ideas needed to address these gaps. The roadmaps will also produce research ideas to be entered into ACRP’s IdeaHub, its online collaboration platform for turning ideas into problem statements for potential funding consideration. Airport safety at airports of all types and sizes can share the same mission or similar missions in their day-to-day policy and long-term planning. These missions include, for example, emergency management training, airport safety management systems, airport terminal incident response planning, and runway protection zone (RPZ) and runway safety areas (RSA) risk assessment tools, among others. Understanding these common missions can be helpful in organizing and understanding where there are knowledge gaps. A research roadmap will further define and prioritize those areas of further research in the area of safety. The objective of this research is to develop a research roadmap in the area of safety. The roadmap should recommend priorities and timing, set a strategy, and provide a rationale for the recommendations.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $100000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 11-02, Task 36

  • 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:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Performing Organizations:

    Futron Aviation

    Norfolk, VA  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Neubauer, Ken

  • Start Date: 20190501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200430
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Airports; Research; Safety
  • Subject Areas: Aviation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Terminals and Facilities;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01677208
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 11-02, Task 36
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2018 3:03PM