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ACRP Synthesis 11-03/Topic S03-18 [Active (Synthesis)]

Communication, Implementation, and Outcomes of Airport Economic Impact Studies
[ ACRP 11-03 (Synthesis of Information Related to Airport Practices) ]

  Project Data
Funds: $45,000
Staff Responsibility: Jordan Christensen
Fiscal Year: 2021

Final Scope

BACKGROUND

Many airport economic impact studies have been completed in the past. These studies are used as one indicator of the growth and sustainability of the aviation industry as a whole, and as key data to demonstrate the importance of an airport, or group of airports, economic growth of a state, region, or county. Currently an economic impact study for an airport or group of airports may not be effectively leveraged to its potential for demonstrating how the airport contributes to economic growth. It would be helpful to have a collection of practices for presenting study results, success stories of the results of sharing economic impact data, and feedback on how studies are received by recipients to both intended and unintended audiences.

 

OBJECTIVE & AUDIENCE

The objective of this research is to provide information on how airport economic impact studies have been communicated to stakeholders, how the studies has been implemented to achieve objectives, and what the resulting effects were to the agencies and airports included in the studies. The audience for this research are airports and agencies involved with producing and communicating airport economic impact studies.

 

INFORMATION TO BE GATHERED & TASKS

The following tasks and resulting information will be described in a concise report:

·       Review existing literature.

·       Document how airport economic impact studies have been communicated to stakeholders, how the studies has been implemented to achieve objectives, and what the resulting effects were to the agencies and airports included in the studies.

·       Document the objective and type of study conducted, e.g. airport, regional, and state.

·       Document who requested and who conducted the study.

·       Document methodologies used in the airport economic impact studies.

·       Conduct survey and interviews of a breadth of airports and state aeronautic agencies.

·       Provide case studies.

·       Describe further research needs to close gaps in knowledge.

 

Partial Information Sources

ACRP Synthesis 7, Airport Economic Impact Methods and Models, 2008 https://www.trb.org/Publications/Blurbs/157070.aspx 

Lenaerts, Bert; Allroggen, Florian; Malina, Robert. The economic impact of aviation: A review on the role of market access. Journal of Air Transport Management, Volume 91, Issue 0, 2021

https://trid.trb.org/view/1758726

 

Minnesota Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study.  Jviation, Incorporated; Kramer Aerotek, Incorporated; TKDA; Minnesota Department of Transportation; Federal Aviation Administration, 2019, 152p https://trid.trb.org/view/1692697

 

Niemeier, Hans-Martin. Is economics good for aviation policy? Some problems in bridging the gap between theory and policy. Journal of Air Transport Management, Volume 96, Issue 0, 2021

https://trid.trb.org/view/1867547

 

Topic Panel

Dr. Yi Gao, Purdue University

Rylan Juran, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Bobby Walston, North Carolina Department of Transportation

Marquise McGraw, American University

Liying Gu, ACI-NA

 

Consultant

TBD

 

TRB Staff

Jordan Christensen

202/334-2317

jchristensen@nas.edu

 

Activities

First Panel Meeting: Wednesday, March 15, 2022

Teleconference: Monday, April 25, 2022

Workplan Delivered:  

Comments Due (Email):  

Draft Report Delivered: 

Second Panel Meeting:

 

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