EHS for Airports Articles

  • World’s busiest airport opens new terminal - Case Study

    Four years in the making and twice the size as originally planned, the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, opened its new terminal on May 16, 2012. The new terminal, titled Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International, is dedicated for international travelers and is expected to reduce the demand on existing airport ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • How the Indianapolis Airport Authority is going green while saving money - Case Study

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is actively supporting environmental sustainability efforts as a member of the global aviation community.  The IAA is “committed to engaging in environmentally responsible, sustainable operations, and minimizing any adverse environmental impacts.” This progressive group has identified three main ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Indianapolis Airport – Food court & concourse - Case Study

    The Indianapolis Airport serves more than 8 million business and leisure travelers each year and averages 143 daily flights, seasonally and year-round, to 43 nonstop destinations. IND is the first airport in the U.S. to win LEED® certification for an entire terminal campus. LEED is a green-building award for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Waste Handling Equipment ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • PeCOD® Case Study #13 Airport De-Icing

    De-icing of aircrafts and airfield pavement is important to ensure the safety of passengers and cargo operators. These operations can have negative environmental impacts, due to the presence of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, which contribute to high levels of BOD in surface water.  Regulations are in place to ensure that waste from de-icing operations are properly collected and ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • A holiday from noise pollution

    Tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world and offers significant benefits, but among the many challenges the industry faces is protecting the local population, environment, and the travellers themselves, from excessive noise.  The modes of transport (especially planes and cars) and mass arrivals at airports, railway stations, and ports and harbours, mark just the ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Airport De-Icing Operations and Waste Water - Case Study

    De-icing of aircrafts and airfield pavement is important to ensure the safety of passengers and cargo operators. These operations can have negative environmental impacts, due to the presence of ethylene glycol and propylene glycol, which contribute to high levels of BOD in surface water.  Regulations are in place to ensure that waste from de-icing operations are properly collected and ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • The new ViewMondo variety – also suitable for airports

    With the browser-based monitoring software ViewMondo, we offer an elegant management solution for mobile and stationary weather stations since mid-2015. Once implemented, all measuring stations can be found on a map and can be evaluated in real-time. However, over the time since the introduction of the smart software, it has gained new functions than mentioned in August 2015 – ViewMondo has ...

  • How to achieve triple bottom line sustainability benefits on airport runway projects

    CH2M delivers best-in-class sustainable approaches for airport clients worldwide by constantly seeking opportunities to apply sustainable development and design concepts. From planning through plowing, CH2M is leading the development of the most sustainable runway projects in the U.S. Through our life-cycle approach, airport clients have experienced significant benefits such as ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Cardiff airport - Case study

    Background Cardiff Airport, is a much more scenic corner of the triangular airport “hub”, joint with Birmingham and Heathrow being improved and expanded to help ease the burdens on the South East of England’s struggling air infrastructure, as demand for flights increases. The airport which was recently purchased by the Welsh ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Case study - Airport platform

    Mexico City's international airport was built over a lake; the soil is expansive clay with water content approaching 200%. Settlement is a severe problem and several airport runways necessitated a 4m asphalt layer thickness. A recently constructed airport platform using a conventional pavement was expected to settle 3 cm at the 3 vertical loading points of the airplane over two years. In fact it ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • First short-term noise monitoring system for airports launched

    Airport Noise Monitoring On Demand increases flexibility for investigation, compliance or planned changes Brüel & Kjær today announced the release of Airport Noise Monitoring On Demand, a system that enables airports to temporarily - and cost-effectively - increase noise monitoring when needs arise. This system helps airports measure ...

  • Protoc TOC succes at Manchester Airport

    The case study outlines the installation of Protoc TOC analysers at Manchester International Airport used for continuous surface water quality monitoring and control. The Protoc TOC instrument manufactured in the UK by Pollution & Process Monitoring Ltd was rigorously tested and was selected for a number of installations at critical drainage locations which have proved the reliability of the ...

  • What answers has the Government found to the environmental hurdles facing a third runway?

    With the Government now having officially announced its support for a new runway at Heathrow, despite having slashed the Airports Commission’s claim of a £147 billion benefit to the UK by almost 60% (referring instead ...


    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Testimonial Jersey International Airport

    Company: Jersey International Airport Location: Jersey, United Kingdom Product: Aerolaser Handheld Reason: Danger of low altitude bird strikes In use since: Summer of 2015 Benefits for Jersey International Airport Cost reduction in bird strike prevention Less ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Bird controllers are essential to avoid Sully situation

    Bird strikes Effective bird control is essential to ensure aviation safety. New awareness for the risk of bird strikes in aviation is being raised by the release of motion picture “Sully: The Untold Story of the Miracle on the Hudson”. Wildlife strikes are relatively infrequent, only 3 percent of the strikes results in aircraft ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • How to Keep Birds Away from Airports

    The last thing you want at an airport are birds hanging out around the tarmac and airfield. Pest birds can be very hazardous to aviation with birds colliding with aircraft, known as bird strikes, possibly causing aircraft to crash. Pest birds can be difficult to get rid of once they nest on your property. Here are a few tips on how ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • How does living with aircraft noise affect wellbeing? A study of UK airports

    Airports are associated with air and noise pollution and may, therefore, reduce the quality of life of local people. This study assessed the link between aircraft noise and subjective wellbeing, using data from 17 English airports. The authors conclude that living under flight paths has a negative effect on people’s overall wellbeing, equivalent to around half of the effect of being a ...

  • Aircraft CO2 Standards – One Step Closer But No Take Off Yet!

    The long awaited standard for aircraft CO2 emissions made further headway at a recent meeting of the UN’s International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). The new environmental measure was unanimously recommended by the 170 international experts on ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP), paving the way for its ultimate adoption by the UN ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • How best to address aviation`s full climate impact?

    International regulation does not address non-CO2 emissions from aviation, despite their climate-warming effects. This study reports the findings of the AviClim research project, which investigated the feasibility of including CO2 and non-CO2 species in international protocols. Of several trading scenarios assessed, the authors found that a global emissions trading scheme for both kinds of ...

  • Bringing communities on board with comprehensive noise management - Manchester Airport

    For Manchester Airports Group (M.A.G), upgrading their noise management technology was a unique opportunity to optimize operations across its network of UK airports and build on its already impressive and well-established Corporate Social Responsibility programme. CHALLENGE M.A.G needs to manage noise across four airports, improve operational efficiency and build stronger links with ...

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