Public Policy

Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP): Aligning Community Expectations with Airport Roles

Hannah Nequist on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:10:00 am

Is an airport a vital player in your region’s economic strategy? Are there ever ‘issues’ with your airport and its services? 

If you answered yes to either, you should make time to join a conversation about the Airport Cooperative Research Program hosted by researchers from Mead & Hunt. 

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.  Mead & Hunt, Inc. is a nationally recognized aviation consulting firm leading this research team. This project will address common “disconnects” between community expectations and the realities faced by airport management about the roles that general aviation and commercial service airports play in their communities.

Project Objective:

This study will:

  • Identify the “Top 10” issues – the most significant controversies that arise as a result of confusion over the various roles played by airports.
  • Develop a Handbook to describe best practices for communicating the diverse roles of the airport to the general public, elected officials and the business community.
  • Enhance the Handbook with a user-friendly database that incorporates information and resources supporting the various components of the Handbook

What does ACRP want from you?  

  • One hour of your time to participate in a conversation on the phone
    • Date:  Thursday, October 9
    • Time:  2 pm EST 

Space is limited. To sign up and participate, just complete this brief survey that will provide your contact information to the research team.

Why does ACRP need your help?

The resulting Handbook will be used to help industry professionals respond to questions and criticisms with specially-designed resources and tools.  ACRP needs your help to:

  • Identify the “Top 10” issues from your unique perspective
  • Understand what kind of tools and resources will be most helpful

Teleconference log in information will be provided approximately one week prior to the call. 

Please note this is NOT an ACCE sponsored event… we are passing along the information because we believe the issue is very important to so many communities.

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