Why Become Involved?
The need for ACRP was outlined in the TRB Special
Report 272: Airport Research Needs: Cooperative
Solutions (March 2003). Since beginning in 2005 after
being authorized by the Vision 100 Century of Aviation
Reauthorization Act, ACRP has published 264 research
reports. These range from syntheses of topics such as
airport fueling operations, to critical information on
cybersecurity, to guidebooks that crack the code on how
to manage irregular operations and to creating business
plans for general aviation airports.
Johnson noted that, “ACRP provides a tremendous
resource for timely and valuable information. Many
of the research topics come directly from industry
practitioners who need new or expanded information of
various topics. If you haven’t gone to the website while
researching a problem or topic, you have missed an
Reports are available free of charge as a PDF
download from the TRB website, www.trb.org/ACRP.
Hard copies are available for a nominal fee. The
most popular downloads for the month of July 2015
illustrate that ACRP offers something for airports of
all sizes. The most popular reports include: Preventive
Maintenance at General Aviation Airports Volume 1:
Primer and Guidebook; Guidebook on Best Practices for
Airport Cybersecurity; Practices to Develop Effective
Stakeholder Relationships at Smaller Airports; and
Lessons Learned from Airport Sustainability Plans.
Research problem statements for ACRP are solicited
periodically but may be submitted to TRB at any time.
As the program has matured, outreach efforts to solicit
both quality ideas and to disseminate research results
have intensified and become more targeted. This fiscal
Reports are available
free of charge as a
PDF download from
the TRB website,