Development of a Guidebook for Managing Small Airports

Managers of small airports are responsible for a wide range of activities from facility maintenance, to financial management, to security, to community relations, to regulatory compliance. Although some management guidance is available, much of it is dated, narrowly focused, intended for larger airports, or presented as a textbook rather than a handbook for practitioners. The object of this project is to address this need for a Guidebook for Managing Small Airports that is targeted to practitioners. This report describes the development of that guidebook. The study included a literature review to determine available and relevant information sources and a survey of small airport managers to identify challenges and current practices in managing small airports. From this information, a prioritized list of recommended management principles for small airports was developed, as well as the outline and format of the guidebook.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Contractor Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures;
  • Pagination: 124p
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    Open Access (libre)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01139519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACRP Project 01-01
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 14 2009 3:33PM