The recently opened FBO at Vermont’s Burlington International Airport was awarded Leed gold status last month by the U.S. Green Building Council based on the design, construction and operation of the high-performance environmentally friendly building.
Heritage Aviation, the recently opened FBO at Vermontπs Burlington International Airport, has just been awarded Leed gold status by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Operating an aircraft accounts for 80 percent of the machine’s lifetime environmental footprint, according to a newly released Dassault study.
Manufacturing and dismantling account for the remaining 20 percent, and Europe’s Clean Sky research initiative includes an E80 million ($104 million) project called EcoDesign-Airframe, co-led by Dassault, aimed at greening aircraft cradles and graves.
Five people aligned with Plane Stupid, an activist group opposed to airport expansion in Europe, cut through the chain-link perimeter fence at London City Airport on June 10 at 2:30 a.m. and chained themselves to the nosewheel of a Beechjet 400A parked at the Jet Centre FBO. “Airport security was immediately alerted by alarm when the fence was cut and called the police,” said Jet Centre spokeswoman Rupa Haria.
Four men and one woman aligned with Plane Stupid, an activist group opposed to airport expansion in Europe, cut through the chain-link perimeter fence on the western side of England’s London City Airport on Wednesday at 2:30 a.m. They quickly covered the short distance to the closest airplane, a Beechjet 400A parked in front of the Jet Centre FBO, and attached themselves to the nosewheel using rubber-covered chains.
With the business aviation community’s groundswell of interest in becoming more eco-friendly, NBAA has begun to reflect this awareness as well with several initiatives at its shows. “Our exhibitors, who are our customers, want it,” said Maureen Cameron, NBAA’s marketing director.
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