5 Videos about Aviation and the Environment That You Need to See
The FAA and the aviation community are working to shrink their environmental footprint. These are some of the ways that energy and fuel are being saved, waste is being reused, and noise is being reduced.
Rollin’ to the Runway
The FAA is deploying a new software capability at airports across the country that gets planes rolling directly to the runway, reducing fuel burn and taxi time.
Optimized Profile Descents
OPDs (Optimized Profile Descents) are benefiting passengers, airlines and the environment with smoother, more efficient arrival procedures. Watch here.
This aircraft noise simulation illustrates the perceived noise on the ground during an aircraft fly-by. Noise is generated by the interaction of the airframe with air flow and by the engines.
Tucson airport solar panels
Here is a one-year update of the environmental effect of solar panels operating at Tucson International Airport.
O’Hare Gold LEED Tower
There is something different about the south air traffic control tower at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Watch here.
Find more information about the FAA and its sustainability efforts at its Sustainability Gateway Page.
7 Ways Your Airport is Getting Greener
Here are seven ways an airport’s operation is being improved so that its environmental footprint is reduced.