Barich, Inc. regularly engages in industry-wide research efforts resulting in published reports and journal articles. These efforts have consistently contributed to improving key business processes and developing best practices as well as furthering industry education and market outreach.
Reports & Guidebooks (ACRP)
The Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. ACRP is managed by the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Additional information can be found on the TRB website. The research is conducted by contractors who are selected on the basis of competitive proposals. Since 2007, Barich, Inc. has been selected on multiple occasions to develop, or contribute to the TRB's ACRP research projects. Our most current research engagement with ACRP started in March, 2018.
While conducting research projects, Barich, Inc. various staff also participate as Panel Members, helping to guide other ACRP initiatives, including: ACRP 01-12 'A Primer for Information Technology Systems at Airports'; ACRP 04-04A "Evaluating the Airport Emergency Response Operations Simulation (AEROS) Tool"; ACRP 10-08: 'Guidebook for Implementing Intelligent Transportation Systems Elements to Improve Airport Traveler Access Information'; ACRP 10-20 'Guidance for Planning, Design, and Operations of Airport Communications'; and ACRP 11-05 'Dissemination of ACRP Research Results'.
Barich, Inc. has also contributed to two recently produced ACRP projects:
- ACRP 10-23 "IROPS Stakeholder Communication and Coordination" - We developed a Risk Assessment Tool to assist airports in better understanding the impacts of IROPS events across all aviation stakeholders and to improve planning and response. See the final Guidebook here.
- ACRP 11-02 T24 " Electronic Delivery Formats" - We supported a project team in the analysis and recommendations for alternative deliverable formats for ACRP research. This included the assessment of benefits, costs, risks, and impacts for each alternative format in accordance with the ACRP objective of research dissemination. See final research product here.
Over the last 8 years, Barich, Inc. has produced the following research reports (and associated tools):
ACRP Report 136: Implementing Integrated Self-Service at Airports
ACRP Report 128: Alternative IT Delivery Methods and Best Practices for Small Airports
ACRP Web-Only Document 23: Guidance on Successful Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Selection and Practices
ACRP Report 88: Guidebook on Integrating GIS in Emergency Management at Airports
ACRP Report 65: Guidebook for Airport Irregular Operations (IROPS) Contingency Planning
ACRP Research Digest 11: Helping Airports Understand the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
ACRP Report 41: Guide to the Decision Making Tool for Evaluating Passenger Self-Tagging
ACRP Report 30: Reference Guide on Understanding Common Use at Airports
ACRP Synthesis 8: Common Use Facilities and Equipment at Airports
Industry Reports (PARAS)
The National Safe Skies Alliance (Safe Skies) Program for Applied Research in Airport Security (PARAS) is an industry-driven, applied research program that develops near-term, practical solutions to problems faced by airport operators. PARAS is managed by Safe Skies, funded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and modeled after the Airport Cooperative Research Program of the Transportation Research Board. Additional information can be found on the Safe Skies website. The research is conducted by contractors who are selected on the basis of competitive proposals.
Barich Inc. Team members have also published journal articles on relevant aviation industry topics and current trends.
“Airport IT: Enabler of the long-term vision or insurmountable obstacle?” by Justin Phy. Journal of Airport Management, Vol. 9(1), Winter 2014-2015
“Enhancing the Passenger Experience through an Integrated Approach to Self-Service Opportunities” by Frank Barich, Leslie Ruiz, and Jim Miller. Practice paper, Journal of Airport Management, Vol. 10(1), Winter 2015-16.