Centerlines - January 2008 - (Page 7)

CANADIAN AIRPORT S Telling Our Story . . . on the Environment THERE IS NO doubt that a hot topic in our sector today is aviation and the environment. While the buzz is loudest in Europe, here in North America the subject of the environment—primarily aircraft emissions—is starting to attract more and more attention. While the Air Transport Action Group has an excellent campaign involving airports, its website,, is designed to dispel myths and misperceptions about aircraft emissions. We can do more to educate the public about the environmental steps we are taking in our own facilities. In Canada, our unique business model has enabled Canada’s airports to invest more than $9.5 billion (Canadian) in capital infrastructure expansions and improvements over the past 15 years. This has been a golden opportunity for our members to implement their own initiatives to reduce their environmental impact. Emissions in aviation are not just about aircraft emissions—the airport has a role as well. Airports are able to reduce their own emissions through efficiency measures. Our airport capital improvement and expansion projects have enabled airports to operate much more energy efficient facilities. Improvements in fuel economy also are being realized through new on-terminal vehicles. In fact, one of our small airport members is participating in an emissions study with Transport Canada that they hope may be a centerlines Airports Council International– North America 1775 K Street NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20006 (202) 293-8500 ® ACI-NA Staff Greg Principato President Deborah McElroy Executive Vice President, Policy and External Affairs Eileen Denne Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing Thomas Smith Director of Communications Published by Naylor, LLC 5950 NW 1st Place Gainesville, FL 32607 (800) 369-6220 Publisher John Kilchenstein Editor Michael Senecal Project Manager Ray Goodwin Marketing Associate Danielle Joeckel Bookleader Shane Holt Sales Reps Lou Brandow, Krys D’Antonio, Josh Rothburd, Chris Zabel Design Emma Law Layout Robert Mensies Advertising Art Dana Marleau recycled 29 percent of airport terminal waste and 24 percent of satellite site waste. blueprint for other airports in the future. The study covers the full range of airport-related emissions, including aircraft run-ups, taxiing and initial take-offs, ground power emissions, vehicle traffic, and the buildings within the boundary of the airport. In terms of recycling, Canada’s airports demonstrate leadership in responsible practices. As part of our capital programs over the past decade, demolition materials have been recycled back into construction projects. As part of these construction projects, 91 percent of the concrete material was re-used for road bases and similar projects. The same can be said of everyday waste, where airports have recycling programs in place to reduce their contribution to landfills. One of the CAC’s larger members in 2006 recycled 29 percent of airport terminal waste and 24 percent of satellite site waste. There are a lot of hazardous materials required in aviation, such as fuels and de-icing glycol. Canada’s airports have strong measures in place to ensure that these materials are stored, transported and used in a responsible manner. Through new equipment installed, one of our small airport members is now using 50 percent less glycol in de-icing operations. Canada’s airports are doing a lot for the environment. Now we have another important job: to tell our story. ■ JIM FACETTE PRESIDENT AND CEO CANADIAN AIRPORTS COUNCIL ONE of the CAC’s larger members in 2006 Centerlines is published quarterly by Naylor, LLC, on behalf of the Airports Council International–North America. The opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers nor of ACI-NA. © 2008 Airports Council International-North America, which is the exclusive owner of all rights and interest in the published work, unless otherwise agreed to in writing. ACI-NA and its members may reproduce the magazine, and the published work, in whole or in part in any media without prior authorization from Naylor. ® Centerlines is a registered trademark of ACI-NA. Published January 2008/ACI-Q0407/6940 Cover photograph courtesy of JetBlue. | CENTERLINES 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Centerlines - January 2008

President’s Message
Canadian Airports
Associates’ Corner
Policy Center
Regulatory Front
On the Hill and On the Stump
One on One: Dave Barger
Revenue: The Concessions Awards
Environment: O’Hare Expansion
Passenger Focus: Houston Friendly
Safety and Security: After Comair, What Next?
Air Service Recruiting: Charleston’s Acquisition of AirTran
On Management: Performance Benchmarking at DFW
Now Underway
Grand Opening
Conference Previews and Reviews
New Members
Index of Advertisers/
Box Scores

Centerlines - January 2008