Whilst Noise is the most prominent environmental issue at airports, Local air quality and Greenhouse gas emissions are important issues that equally need managing at the airport level. Whilst there is generally no airport specific legislation, Local air quality is governed by national air quality legislation and Greenhouse gas reduction may be part of a national climate change policy.
Understanding the extent of aircraft carbon emissions
Under established protocols, carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft engines is the responsibility of the airlines concerned. However, for the airport emissions within the Landing and Take Off cycle ( LTO) fall under the category of Greenhouse Gas emissions known as guide and influence –...