TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 44: A Guidebook for the Preservation of Public-Use Airports describes why public-use airports close and identifies measures and strategies that can be undertaken to potentially help preserve and prevent an airport closure.
The guidebook presents step-by-step procedures on how to identify risk factors that can increase the potential of a future airport closure and how to formulate an effective airport preservation program.
The guidebook also identifies potential groups interested in preserving public-use airports and offers practical checklists for identifying and addressing issues as part of a comprehensive strategic airport planning program in support of preservation efforts.
The guidebook is supplemented by a set of appendices which are available on a CD-ROM included with the printed version of the report.
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Table of Contents
|Introduction - Using This Guidebook||1-1|
|Background and Project Objectives||2-2|
|Reasons for Public-Use Airport Closures||3-3|
|Public-Use Airport Data and Trends||6-7|
|Civil Aircraft Data and Trends||8-9|
|Characteristics of 200 Recently Closed Public-Use Airports||10-12|
|Findings from Interviews and Polling||13-13|
|Findings from the Assessments of State Airport System Plans||14-14|
|Findings from Airport Case Studies||15-17|
|Overview of Airport Closure Risk Factors||18-18|
|Classification of 16 Primary Airport Closure Risk Factors||19-21|
|Organizing Effective Airport Preservation Advocacy and Action||22-37|
|Federal and State Airport Aid Grant Obligation Status||38-38|
|Public Versus Private Ownership||39-39|
|Total Available Airport Infrastructure||40-40|
|Community Education and Outreach||41-41|
|Sale of Airport Land Development Rights||42-44|
|Chapter 6 - Additional Research Findings||45-46|
|Chapter 7 - Airport Advocate Resources||47-50|
|Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications||54-54|