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55 Availability. To whom would the data be available? This Who has the authority to make such decisions? Would the would obviously have to be spelled out in any legal agree sponsor have complete authority, or would the sponsor ment(s) between the participants. An argument can be made answer to an industry group (like the ASCE APM Standards that the data should only be available to the airports that Committee) that would approve significant policy and participate in the program. In a broader sense, however, operational decisions? the industry would garner more benefits if the data were available to a larger community of professional airport 7.5Conclusions planners, operators, and even system manufacturers. Scope. What airports would be able to participate? Although The preceding sections posed many questions, not as this report has focused on North American airports, there impediments to implementing an airport APM performance are many airport APM systems not located on this continent. measures program but as reasonable challenges. As noted The industry would benefit from their inclusion--would throughout this report, the benefits of such a program would they be allowed? be myriad and worthwhile. If it were easy, it would have Authority and control. Contemplating the issues raised already been done. The APM industry is now mature and previously makes it apparent that many decisions would is destined to play a central role in the growth of airports have to be made in the course of the program, both to for years to come. That prospect should motivate industry ensure it was implemented in accordance with the objectives participants to recognize the potential benefits of an airport of this guidebook and to ensure that the program grows APM performance measures program and rise to these and evolves in the most expeditious and beneficial way. challenges.