WINNIPEG, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. applauds
the Federal Government on the release of Canada's Action Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) from
The Action Plan is the result of collaborative efforts of the aviation
industry, including airports, airlines, air navigation suppliers and
"We all have a role to play in the reduction of Greenhouse Gas
Emissions," said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports
Authority "Together with our partners in the aviation industry, we are
helping to put in place solutions and plans to minimize aviation's
Among first to commit to reduction through ACI World/IATA, working
through the CAC Environment Committee, our team has contributed to the
development of information in the Action Plan pertaining to Canadian
The Action Plan sets a goal of reducing GHG emissions from domestic and
international operations, and is expected to contribute to global
efforts to minimize aviation's carbon emissions.
Three key measures of the Action Plan include: Fleet Renewals and
Upgrades, More Efficient Air Operations and Improved Capabilities in
Air Traffic Management.
At the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, the
Winnipeg Airports Authority has established an Emission Reduction
Implementation Plan with a goal of reducing emissions from airport
operations. In partnership with its stakeholders, the Plan aims to
reduce emissions from airport operated sources. Key initiatives
Reducing aircraft power unit run time;
Common use charging stations for electric tugs;
Investing in exhaust abatement technologies;
Phasing out diesel powered ground service equipment to electrically
Minimizing ground service equipment idling time, and
Encouraging environmental awareness around the airport campus.
In addition to the above initiatives, sustainable building design
principles incorporated into the construction of the new Air Terminal
Building will have a substantial impact on reducing greenhouse gas
emissions. The new Air Terminal Building was designed and constructed
in accordance with LEED Canada Green Building Rating System for New
Construction (NC). Buildings that achieve LEED NC certification are
generally more efficient and generate less greenhouse gas emissions.
WAA is targeting LEED silver certification.
Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation
responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James
Armstrong Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses.
All surplus revenue over expenses is reinvested by WAA back into the
community, primarily through airport development projects. WAA is self
sufficient with taxpayers not directly involved in financing airport
site redevelopment which is being paid through Airport Improvement Fees
Winnipeg Airports Authority serves our region by providing value to our
customers and community. A source of pride for our community, we strive
to be a leader in its growth and development.
SOURCE Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
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