Airport Cooperative Research Program
The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The research is conducted by contractors who are selected on the basis of competitive proposals.
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How you can become involved in ACRP.
To read more about becoming involved in ACRP...
- Submit a research idea, or “problem statement.”
- Volunteer to participate on a project panel.
- Prepare a proposal to conduct research.
- Respond to a request for information or survey.
- Use the research results.
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If you are interested is submitting a proposal on an ACRP project, review our specifications for preparing proposals in a brochure titled "Information and Instructions for Preparing Proposals" (PDF).
RECENTLY RELEASED ACRP PUBLICATIONS
|Airport Leadership Development Program
May 20, 2013
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 75: Airport Leadership Development Program is designed to assist existing and future airport leaders to assess, obtain, and refine airport-industry leadership skills. The program includes forms for a full 360-degree individual assessment of core leadership traits. A complete facilitator guide with Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and pa...
|Environmental Management System Development Process
May 9, 2013
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 44: Environmental Management System Development Process provides background on the framework of an environmental management system (EMS), explores similarities and differences of the various approaches to an EMS, explains the EMS development process, and highlights lessons learned by airports that have developed an EMS.
|Guidebook for Preparing Airport Emissions Inventories for State Implementation Plans
May 7, 2013
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 84: Guidebook for Preparing Airport Emissions Inventories for State Implementation Plans is designed to assist in the preparation of airport emissions inventory component of a State Implementation Plan. The Guidebook offers a basic, intermediate, and advanced approach for preparation of an airport emissions inventory. Each approach is pro...
|Airport Wildlife Population Management
April 25, 2013
TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 39: Airport Wildlife Population Management provides direct wildlife population control techniques for reducing wildlife collisions with aircraft. In addition, the report summarizes the ecological foundation of wildlife population control and management. ACRP Synthesis 39 is designed to supplement ACRP Synthesis 23 : Bird Harassmen...
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