FAA Issues Sustainable Master Plan Pilot Program Report


FAA Sustainable Master Plan Pilot Program Report

On December 17th the FAA released a "Lessons Learned" report on their Sustainable Master Plan Pilot Program, based primarily on the experiences of five participating airports. In addition to the lessons learned, the report contains a status update for all pilot program participants, sample frameworks for a Sustainable Master Plan and a Sustainable Management plan, and a list of notable sustainability goals and targets developed as part of the program.

The FAA launched this pilot program in 2010 with the goal of elevating sustainability to a core objective in the airport planning process. Through this project, the agency has provided funding to 25 airports to develop comprehensive sustainability planning documents – either Sustainable Master Plans or Sustainable Management Plans.  These plans aim to fully integrate sustainability and long-term planning, and include initiatives for reducing environmental impacts, achieving economic benefits, and increasing integration with local communities.

The lessons learned will contribute to new FAA guidance on airport sustainability planning, expected in 2013.  For more information on the program and to see a list of participating airports, please visit the pilot program website: http://www.faa.gov/airports/environmental/sustainability/

Click here to download the lessons learned report.

For more information please contact Katherine Preston at kpreston@aci-na.org.