FAA VALE AWARD TO REDUCE EMMISSIONS AT SEA TAC

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP November 3, 2010 14:30

FAA VALE AWARD TO REDUCE EMMISSIONS AT SEA TAC

Last week, Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt travelled to Seattle to award the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport a Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) grant for $18.3 million. The grant, the largest of the FAA’s VALE awards, supports installation of a pre-conditioned air plant that will make Sea-Tac one of the nation’s few airports with a single, centralized system that covers the entire airport. The new system will allow aircraft at the gates to shut off auxiliary power and connect to the airport’s cleaner central heating and cooling supply. The project will reduce aircraft emissions at Sea-Tac by more than 50,000 metric tons of CO2. That’s the equivalent of taking 8,700 cars off the road. It will also save airlines up to five million gallons of fuel and $10 million in fuel costs per year.

With the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions program, the FAA seeks to reduce airport ground emissions through low emission vehicles, refuelling and recharging stations, gate electrification, and other airport air quality improvements like the new Sea-Tac pre-conditioned air plant. Since 2005, FAA has awarded 40 grants totalling $83 million.

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