5.14 IT Systems

Airport information technology (IT) infrastructure is a complex aggregation of physical and software measures that ensure the delivery and sharing of information among internal (airport staff) and external (passengers, fixed-base operators, flying public) stakeholders.

ACRP Report 59: Information Technology Systems at Airports—A Primer
Provides guidance designed to help facilitate mutual understanding between airport executives and IT professionals to enable them to work together effectively on IT projects. One of the goals of the report is to help airports achieve better performance and reliability of IT systems and fewer cost overruns and delays during system implementation.

ACRP Report 128: Alternative IT Delivery Methods and Best Practices for Small Airports
Provides guidance and templates to help airport staff understand the appropriate IT delivery methods and best practices based on their unique strategic goals, requirements, and overall airport goals.

ACRP Report 140: Guidebook on Best Practices for Airport Cybersecurity
Provides information designed to help reduce or mitigate inherent risks of cyberattacks on technology-based systems. Traditional IT infrastructure such as servers, desktops, and network devices are covered along with increasingly sophisticated and interconnected industrial control systems, such as baggage handling, temperature control, and airfield lighting systems