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Airlines respond to pandemic concerns

The COVID-19 pandemic brought immediate and severe economic impact to the aviation industry. Second and third quarter air travel decreased by 353 million passengers in 2020. April brought a 95.3% drop in air travel. The good news is that travelers are coming back. In fact, September 2020 passenger numbers are within 67.7% of September 2019.[1] […]

Airports innovate as waste management challenges grow

The number of people travelling by air increased 4.2% worldwide in 2019. A further 4.1% increase is expected this year.[1] That increased population will bring more than tickets and luggage to airports. The food and packaging they carry, along with all that is consumed in-terminal, means inevitable waste management challenges. Major airports are finding solutions. […]

Airport solar: from Sea to Shining Sea

The open skies at airfield perimeters bring renewable, carbon-free energy to solar farms at over 15 US airports. That’s only a fraction of the airport solar panels generating power on the rooftops of hangars, parking garages, and terminals. Panels have also been installed on canopies above walkways and parking spaces. Among the many airports using […]

Airports reduce their carbon footprint

In 2018, nearly 4.5 billion travelers arrived and departed from airports worldwide. Airlines have been finding ways for those 45 million flights to leave less of a carbon footprint.[1] At the same time, many airports have been measuring, reducing, and offsetting the impact of the facilities, infrastructure, and ground transportation that they provide.[2] Airport industry […]

Aviation Authority achieves three LEED certifications in 2018-19

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) has earned its third Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. LEED certifications are awarded by the US Green Building Council after a comprehensive review. Detailed environmental and human health criteria for building design, construction, maintenance, and operation must be achieved. The Westfield Fire Rescue Station and the […]

As the climate changes, airports adapt

The impact of climate change has been measured and recorded worldwide. In the arctic, 3.3 trillion tons of ice has melted since 1992. In more temperate climates, weather events have become more frequent and extreme.[1] Severe storms have doubled since 1980. Floods have quadrupled.[2] Impact seen at airports Within the past month, 68 mph winds […]

Airlines explore alternatives to single-use plastics

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports that more than 6.2 million tons of cabin waste was generated in 2017. Within that waste, cups, cutlery, coffee stirrers, packaging, and more are single-use plastics. IATA estimates that if no action is taken, cabin waste could double within fifteen years. 1 Fortunately, action is being taken! Among […]
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Aviation society award honors renowned pilot

We were pleased to see many friends and colleagues at the Distinguished Tony Jannus Aviation Society banquet. This year’s event, held in Tampa on December 13th honored Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger. On January 15, 2009, Captain Sullenberger achieved a historic emergency water landing in the Hudson River. The Tony Jannus Award was named for the […]

Corporate sustainability and resiliency trend toward tomorrow

In today’s rapidly changing and increasingly vulnerable environment, corporations are reinventing their business models. They are finding ways to create long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities to manage risk while reducing environmental impact. Earlier this month in Atlanta, a panel at the Airports Going Green Conference[1] presented winning formulas for operational efficiency, technology integration, workforce […]