Sustainable Solutions and Practices Implemented at Airports in the Western US

Michael Ammoury, Baris Salman

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As the US Aviation Climate Action Plan sets out to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, it becomes important to understand how airports in the US view sustainability in the aftermath of COVID-19 and the novel sustainable practices they have implemented. The authors have recently undertaken a study to explore management practices and emerging technologies utilized by airports in addressing these challenges. This paper explores the current sustainability practices utilized at western US airports and the use of various types of technologies and solutions that can have positive impacts on improving the sustainable operations of airports of different sizes. The regulatory pressures in the West help push forward new solutions and techniques and make this study significant for all airports across the US. The survey results for 30 airports provide important categorical insights into the status of sustainability management practices and the use of technologies and other solutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransportation Planning, Operations, and Transit
EditorsHeng Wei
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780784484883
StatePublished - 2023
EventInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2023, ICTD 2023 - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2023Jun 17 2023

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2023: Transportation Safety and Emerging Technologies - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2023


ConferenceInternational Conference on Transportation and Development 2023, ICTD 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Airports
  • COVID-19
  • emerging technology
  • large hub
  • medium hub
  • nonhub
  • resilience
  • small hub
  • sustainability
  • western U.S.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Transportation


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