Evaluating the Environmental Benefits of Electric Air Conditioning and Power at Gates

Airport-related emissions are an increasing global and local air quality concern as air travel increases and airports are challenged to reduce their environmental impacts. One means of reducing the emissions associated with aircraft auxiliary power units and diesel ground power units is the use of electric pre-conditioned air and ground power converter units. Through the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions Program, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) encourages their installation at airports in nonattainment areas, yet many airports do not have the expertise and guidance to determine if these options would be appropriate at their facilities. The objective of this research is to provide guidance to airports that seek to incorporate gate electrification systems. The guidance should address key factors, such as climate, ground power technologies, and cost.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $300000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 02-76

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Schatz, Theresia

  • Start Date: 20160731
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40984

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01606903
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 02-76
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2016 1:01AM