TRB conducted a webinar on May 10, 2012 that highlighted current ramp and runway safety practice research completed by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). View the recorded webinar
Audience members will gain an understanding of the current state of ground handling practices, including inspection for foreign object debris and damage; ramp safety measures and training; and use of towbarless tractors. The following ACRP reports related to ramp and runway safety will be discussed:
ACRP Synthesis 26
: Current Airport Inspection Practices Regarding FOD (Foreign Object Debris/Damage)
Attendees will learn more about the elements that comprise a comprehensive FOD management program. Panelists will discuss current practices, techniques, and available tools being used by airports for FOD inspections.
ACRP Synthesis 29
: Ramp Safety Practices
The current state of ground handling practices will be discussed, focusing on safety measures and training. Attendees will learn about ramp safety operations; staff roles and responsibilities; safety training; audit and inspection programs; safety violation programs; and collaborative safety initiatives, such as foreign object debris programs.
ACRP Research Results Digest 15
: Use of Towbarless Tractors at Airports—Best Practices
Attendees will receive practical planning guidance designed to enhance the safe operation of towbarless tractors at airports.
- C. Daniel Prather, Prather Airport Solutions
- Joanne Landry, Landry Consultants LLC
- Shane Ingolia, Ricondo & Associates, Inc.
- Colleen Quinn, Ricondo & Associates, Inc.
Moderated by: Freddie James, Federal Aviation Administration
Registration: This webinar is sponsored by ACRP. There is no fee associated with registering for this webinar. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Questions? Contact Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu.
This Summary Last Modified On: 5/10/2012