American Airlines, DFW Enter Sustainability Alliance

By Jesse Sokolow on 8 December 2012
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An American Airlines concourse at DFW

American Airlines has announced a partnership with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport meant to help improve their environmental footprint.  The new Sustainability Alliance will see the two parties work together to identify opportunities for innovation in airport operations.

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has had a sustainability program in practice for over a decade.  Measures it has taken include converting its vehicle fleet’s emissions to clean burning compressed natural gas, lowering energy consumption of the airport, and installing new plumbing fixtures to reduce customer water usage.  In addition, American Airlines has long taken steps to lower its carbon footprint, including having pilots taxi on one engine and not painting its aircraft.

American recently worked with the airport to improve the airline’s onboard recycling program as well.  The program is now able to support collection of paper, plastic cups, and bottles.

(Photo: Jonathan Spira)

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