, Former Sr Dir, Tech Assist, Center for Transportation Studies
Since 2000, the Airport Technical Assistance Program (AirTAP) has focused on issues related to airport management, operations, and maintenance, and delivers information to a broad spectrum of airport and local agency personnel and officials. AirTAP is a statewide program that helps Minnesota's public- and private-sector airport professionals improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of airport operations and increase the use of new aviation materials, practices, and technology. To meet these goals, AirTAP provides: education and resources, training programs, technical assistance, access to experts, and printed resources. Through its programs, AirTAP can also help airport staff build a community network for exchanging best practices and for learning from one another. Based on the feedback we receive, AirTAP will adapt to best meet the needs of the aviation community - from the topics it addresses to how it delivers that information.