Collaboration and coordination between government, academia, airports, and industry continues to expand Airport Technology Research & Development (ATR)’s research capabilities for the advancement of aviation technologies.


Working with others enables us, and our partners, to maximize resources while also leveraging subject matter expertise and capabilities gained through technical interchanges, joint research projects, and committee participation.


Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

LaGuardia International Airport (LGA)

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

Centers of Excellence


Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE)


National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operators (NEXTOR)


Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability (PEGASAS)


University of Illinois Center of Excellence for Airport Technology (CEAT)


Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Manufacturing Directorate

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)

FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)


U.S. DOT Volpe Center

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Smithsonian Institution

Tyndall Air Force Base

National Institute of Standards and Testing (NIST)


Industry Day 2019

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE)

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA)

ARFF Working Group

Asphalt Institute

ASTM Committee E17 on Vehicle-Pavement Systems

Auburn University/Airfield Asphalt Pavement Technology Program (AAPTP)


DFW Fire Training Research Center

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESALC)

Innovative Pavement Research Foundation (IPRF)


National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA)

National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)





Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGAC)

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)


Korea Airports Corporation (KAC)

L’ente Nazionale Per L’Aviazaione Civile (ENAC)


University of California

Arizona State University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Iowa State University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ohio University

Oklahoma State University

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rutgers University

Pennsylvania State University

Princeton University

Purdue University

Texas A&M University

University of Illinois

University of Massachusetts

University of Michigan

University of Minnesota

University of North Texas