Sustainable Practices for Airport Maintenance and Operations

Sustainability practices are increasingly implemented into the areas of airport operations and maintenance. Often, airports are incorporating these initiatives in an ad-hoc manner, without the benefit of a comprehensive assessment of whether the measures are, in fact, sustainable for their particular situation. It is prudent for airports to assess the budgetary and operational implications of various sustainable practices, as some may require more maintenance and upkeep than originally anticipated. Yet the assessment of whether a particular practice is truly sustainable can be complex and may be beyond the existing expertise level of airport staff, and there is no guidance on how to assess the impact of sustainability practices on an airport's operations and budget. The objective of this research is to provide guidance for airports to help them more fully understand the budgetary and operations implications of undertaking the most common sustainability practices.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 09-06

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Start Date: 20111207
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 29058

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463262
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 09-06
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:20PM