Virtual ramp control (VRC) implementations have increasingly been occurring at airports over the past 5 years. More airport operators are interested in potentially implementing a VRC system as the technology proves viable.
ACRP Research Report 256: Virtual Airport Ramp Control Operations Facilities: A Guide, from TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program, aims to develop a guide that provides U.S. airport operators and their stakeholders with a roadmap and key information for implementing VRC systems at airports of all sizes.
National Research Council. 2023. Virtual Airport Ramp Control Operations Facilities: A Guide. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27268.
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||1-15|
|Chapter 2 - The Decision-and-Planning Process||16-37|
|Chapter 3 - Cost Considerations||38-41|
|Chapter 4 - System Design and Implementation||42-58|
|Chapter 5 - In-Service Management (Step 12)||59-59|
|Chapter 6 - Summary||60-60|
|Acronyms and Airport Identifiers||71-73|
|Appendix A - Case Studies||74-89|
|Appendix B - Aircraft and Ramp Operations for Airlines||90-92|
|Appendix C - FAA Remote Tower Pilot Program Update||93-96|
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