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ACRP Synthesis 11-03/Topic S01-14 [Final (Synthesis)]

Funding Industrial Aviation
[ ACRP 11-03 (Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $45,000
Authorization to Begin Work: 11/23/2015 -- estimated
Staff Responsibility: Gail R. Staba
Research Agency: Smith-Woolwine Associates, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Jim Smith
Effective Date: 6/1/2016
Completion Date: 7/21/2017
Fiscal Year: 2016

TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Synthesis 79: Funding Industrial Aviation explores how airports fund the infrastructure to support industrial aviation development. For this report, industrial aviation development includes but is not limited to:


Aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO)
Specialized aviation services such as paint and interior completion (single service operators, SSOs)
Aircraft manufacturing and assembly
Aircraft fabrication and development
Aviation warehousing
Cold ports
Spaceports
Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) platform development

Separate from the publication, Appendix B: Survey Results, is available as a PDF document.

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