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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 30: Reference Guide on Understanding Common Use at Airports is designed to assist airports and airlines exploring the possibility of and evaluating the appropriateness of integrating “common use” in their operations. The report’s accompanying CD-ROM provides an alternative source of and approach to the information found in the reference guide and includes spreadsheet models that can be used in analyzing and evaluating how to integrate common use.

“Common use” most generally refers to a technological method that airlines use to process passengers: at the ticket counter, at self-service kiosks, or at the gates. In this report, however, “common use” is also discussed as an operating philosophy that an airport can use in managing and administering the airport--representing a paradigm shift in the traditional tenant-landlord relationship.

The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.

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(Warning: This is a large file that may take some time to download using a high-speed connection.)

View information about the February 9, 2010 TRB Webinar, which featured this report.

The October 2013 ACRP Impacts on Practice explores how the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority applied ACRP Report 30 to develop new business models for common use systems at its airport.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2010. Reference Guide on Understanding Common Use at Airports. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

220 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-11828-6
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