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Posts Tagged ‘ACRP’

Habitat Management to Deter Wildlife at Airports

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Landscaping—Structure: Port of Portland (PDX)

Efficient and effective wildlife management is a challenging endeavor in any environment, but the safety concerns and human activities at airports add complexities to any management plan. Many species of wildlife in airport environments are potentially hazardous to aircraft operation safety; those most hazardous at a particular airport will depend on the specific location and array of attractants, such as water and certain vegetation, whether naturally occurring or not, on and around airport grounds.

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Renewing and Replacing Airport Terminals

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Rendering of proposed future Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport.

As needs change and deterioration occurs, many airport terminals may no longer function as originally intended. Several factors can support the need for redevelopment of a terminal facility…ACRP Report 68: Guidebook for Evaluating Terminal Renewal Versus Replacement Options (2012) is a resource to assist airports in evaluating the costs and benefits associated with renewing or replacing a terminal. The guidebook outlines an objective, four-step process to help identify and assess available options to facilitate informed decision making.

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Environmental Assessment of Air and High-Speed Rail

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Environmental Assessment of Air and High-Speed Rail

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM Introduction In accommodating surging intercity transportation demand during an era of unprecedented environmental concern, understanding the environmental trade-offs and co-benefits of air and high-speed rail (HSR) transportation is critical for producing high-quality information for decision makers. An analysis of the environmental impacts of air and HSR competition or complementary service in […]

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Integrating GIS in Emergency Management

Monday, August 12th, 2013
Integrating GIS in Emergency Management

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports As airspace and aircraft surface management demands increase, emergency management (EM) responsibilities and requirements become more complex and demanding. Information provided to EM operations is not keeping up with the increase in EM operation responsibilities and complexity. If trends hold true, the […]

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Environmental Optimization of Aircraft Departures

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Environmental Optimization of Aircraft Departures: Fuel Burn, Emissions, and Noise

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM Introduction 1.1. Background The aviation industry has been at the cutting edge of technology since its inception, benefiting various other industries. Transformational changes through the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) include the introduction of new vehicles, the integration of advanced information technologies into the National Airspace System (NAS), and the […]

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