Priority topic areas include: reduce/mitigate noise and air emissions, promote sustainability, enhance analytical capabilities, improve land-use planning, improve safety with better design, conduct comprehensive planning, synthesize data and incorporate new technology.
Goal 1 – Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of APP’s programs and guidance for both planning and environmental issues relating to airport development and operation.
Objective 1.1 – Focus on areas that inform policy decisions and impact airports.
Objective 1.2 – Address technical gaps to provide better tools and resources for planners and environmental protection specialists.
Objective 1.3 – Ensure concepts and ideas for airport development are effectively integrated into the planning process through applications of modern tools and processes.
Objective 1.4 – Accommodate new entrants to the aviation and airport system.
Objective 1.5 – Foster an integrated, collaborative approach to planning, data-driven decision-making, and environmental considerations.
Objective 1.6 – Explore applicability of tools and data used by other FAA organizations and other government entities.
Goal 2 – Inform a sustainable, smart growth strategy for U.S. airports.
Objective 2.1 – Facilitate incorporation of technology, tools, and data in the interest of cost-effective, useful and efficient airport development and operation.
Objective 2.2 – Foster airport sustainability to meet transportation needs while reducing environmental impacts.
Objective 2.3 – Promote development of sustainable airport facilities and operational practices.
Objective 2.4 – Complement ACRP research, which is focused on solutions to problems faced by airport operators.
Objective 2.5 – Leverage opportunities to partner with other agencies in providing relevant research
Contact Project Lead Lauren Vitagliano