Federal grant for Los Angeles International Airport
30 August 2016
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), CA, will receive a federal grant of about USD 4 million for a project that reduces airport ground emissions. The city’s Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC) voted recently to accept the FAA grant as part of the Voluntary Airport Low Emissions (VALE) programme, created by the US Congress in 2004 to help airports meet emissions requirements under the Clean Air Act. “Anything Los Angeles World Airports can do to reduce the carbon footprint of our airports is a step in the right direction,” BOAC President Sean Burton said, adding: “Being recognised with a VALE award affirms LAWA’s hard work to create a sustainable and environmentally responsible airport for generations to come.” The grant will partially fund a USD 6.5 million project that will feature the installation of nine 400Hz electrical ground power units at aircraft parking slots on the west side of LAX. Aircraft parked at these slots will draw power from the airport’s electrical supply instead of running an aircraft’s onboard auxiliary power or diesel ground power unit.