Assessing and Improving Data Analytic Capabilities in Airports

Airports are currently facing numerous organizational challenges, and it is often difficult to identify the primary areas of concern, prioritize actions, and make effective changes for the future. Yet with the advent of data analytics, airports can better understand not only their day-to-day operations, but ultimately address their challenges using evidence-based decision making. However, while data analytics is a powerful tool, airports must overcome impediments to its use, including resource limitations, data in silos, inconsistent metrics, and lack of training in the use of modern data science techniques. Research is needed to help airports improve their data analytic capabilities, which can, in turn, enable them to make more informed decisions to improve their organization. The objective of this research is to develop a guidebook to help airports leverage their data more effectively and enhance their data analytics capabilities, including suggestions for inventorying data, using analytics in an airport setting, developing strategies and action plans for improving data analytics maturity, and providing resources for analytics training.


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

    Project 03-61

  • 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: 20200818
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01748067
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 03-61
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2020 3:04PM