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Challenging Times – Insight from Inside - Airports Council International

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Challenging TimesInsight from

Inside

Niels Boserup

Chairman, Airports Council International

President & CEO, Copenhagen Airports


Airports feel the squeeze

Demand to expand: capacity, terminals,

runways, access, passengers and freight

Environmental pressures: Community,

governments, regulators, ICAO,

environmental groups

The industry will be choked if we don't tackle

environmental issues


Local issues – a call for

cooperative efforts

Air Emissions from Mobile Sources, Vancouver:

May 2005-Dec 2005 – The results of the study will

be used to identify heavily polluting sources and to

develop emission reduction strategies.

Aircraft APU's

3%

Ground support

Equipment (on-road)

1%

Ground support

Equipment (nonroad)

30%

Aircraft LTO's

50%

Public Vehicle

Traffic

16%


Global issues

NOISE – International regulations for aircraft

design, manufacture and operations

EMISSIONS – Stringency of NOx, Hydrocarbons,

CO emissions

CLIMATE CHANGE – Emissions of CO2 and other

Greenhouse gases are causing global warming


Global solutions

Narita – Japan: using the ACI Noise Index

Community pressure for environmental

protection

Environmental measures combined with

responsible decisions = ACI Noise Index

Agreement between airlines and airport to

use the noise index when negotiating

charges


Airports call for action

GOVERNMENTS + INDUSTRY + ICAO

Noise and emissions stringency

Phase-out and retirement of old generation

and marginally compliant aircraft

Optimising aircraft operations and

navigational efficiency

Incorporating aviation into a global

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and

Trading Scheme

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