NADO Members Invited to Offer Input on Airport-Community Impacts

Posted on: September 8th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

NADO members with an interest in airports and aviation services are invited to participate in a conference call to provide input into a research study on airports’ impacts on communities, and potential areas of disconnect.  The research study is part of a national effort through the Airport Cooperative Research Program, a program of the Transportation Research Board.  This input will take the form of a 1-hour conference call with the project research team, on Sept 18, 1 – 2 p.m. (ET).  If you are available and interested in speaking with the research project team at the firm Mead & Hunt along with NADO staff, please indicate your availability by completing the survey here (https://www NULL.surveymonkey

The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) (http://www NULL.trb NULL.aspx) 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:

  • Identify the “Top 10” issues – the most significant controversies that arise 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

Why Are NADO Members Asked to Help?

The resulting handbook will be used to help industry professionals respond to questions and criticisms with specially-designed resources and tools.  The research team needs stakeholders’ help to:

  • Identify the “Top 10” issues from their unique perspectives
  • 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. Contact NADO Associate Director Carrie Kissel at 202.624.8829 or [email protected] (ckissel null@null nado for more information.

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