General Aviation Airports and Resilience: Complete Toolkits for Self-Directed Planning

General aviation (GA) airports are uniquely positioned to provide services critical to the safety and security of their community. These services include aeromedical flights, aerial firefighting, law enforcement, and disaster relief. GA airports are not only important to their local communities, but they are also integral components of the nation’s airport network. It is therefore imperative for these airports to conduct resiliency planning to understand, predict, and address shocks (e.g., accidents, severe weather, utility disruptions) and stressors (e.g., employment challenges, aging infrastructure, climate change, resource limitations) before they happen. Resilience management plans are key to protecting continuity of services, yet they are often expensive and complicated to create. These constraints may impede their development at GA airports. Research is needed to provide GA airport operators with the tools necessary to develop their own cost-effective resilience management plans. The objective of this research is to provide GA airport operators with the guidelines and tools necessary to conduct cost-effective resilience plans tailored to their unique situation and using in-house and locally available resources. These guidelines and tools would potentially include checklist assessments, easily calculated risk metrics, suggestions for minimizing risk, and guides to local resource collaboration.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $320000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 02-92

  • 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:

    Griffin, Matthew

  • Start Date: 20200817
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01748062
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 02-92
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2020 3:04PM