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AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM Sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration January 2017 Research Results Digest 26 INTRODUCTION Airport administrators, engineers, and researchers often face problems for which in formation already exists, either in docu- mented form or as undocumented experience and practice. This information may be frag- mented, scattered, and unevaluated. As a con- sequence, full knowledge of what has been learned about a problem may not be brought to bear on its solution. Costly research find- ings may go unused, valuable experience may be overlooked, and due consideration may not be given to recommended practices for solving or alleviating the problem. There is information on nearly every subject of concern to the airport industry. Much of it derives from research or from the work of practitioners faced with prob- lems in their day-to-day work. To provide a systematic means for assembling and evalu- ating such useful information and making it available to the entire airport community, the Airport Cooperative Research Program authorized the Trans portation Research Board to under take a continuing study. This study, ACRP Project A11-03, “Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices,” searches out and synthesizes useful knowl- edge from all available sources and prepares concise, documented reports on specific SYNTHESIS OF INFORMATION RELATED TO AIRPORT PRACTICES This is a staff digest of the progress and status of ACRP Project A11-03, “Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices,” for which the Transportation Research Board is the agency conducting the research. Individual studies for the project are managed by Gail R. Staba, Senior Program Officer, and Jon M. Williams, Program Director, Synthesis Studies, serving under the Studies and Special Programs Division of the Transportation Research Board, Stephen R. Godwin, Director. Responsible Senior Program Officer: Michael R. Salamone You can submit your topic propos- als at: Programs/Suggest.aspx under “Syn- thesis Topic Submittals.” Topics sug- gested must be accompanied by a brief (one or two paragraphs) scope state- ment, including a discussion of the problem. A title (preferably 10 words or less) and the name and affiliation of the submitter are also necessary. Sugges- tions for updates of published syntheses are also welcome. The ACRP Project Panel meets once each year to make the final selections. To be considered at the next annual meeting, all submissions should be received by October 2017. If a topic is not selected, the problem state- ment must be resubmitted the following year to be reconsidered. Interested in writing a synthesis? For details, see the Synthesis homepage (address above) under “New Topics” (h t tp : / /www. t rb .o rg /Syn thes i s P rograms /ACRPSynthes i sNew Studies.aspx).

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