TRB Releases HMMH-Authored Report on Energy Projects and Airports and Airspace

05.09.2014 |

HMMH is pleased to inform clients and colleagues of the official release of Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 108 “Energy Technologies Compatibility with Airports and Airspace.”  The HMMH-authored report reviews the aviation industry’s experience with a variety of energy technologies including solar, wind, oil and gas drilling, and traditional electricity generation and transmission, and provides guidance for future projects to avoid impacts on airports and airspace.  The report is timely given the country’s focus on domestic energy production to serve economic and national security interests and to diversify energy generation sources toward cleaner fuels, including renewables.  The guidance will help airports as they consider opportunities to lease out underutilized non-aeronautical property for energy production.

This report is the first in a series of ACRP Reports on energy and airports being released by TRB. HMMH is also currently working on ACRP 01-24 “Renewable Energy as an Airport Revenue Source,” which is expected to be released in the next year.  The report will provide the industry with business models and financial information to show how airports have gained financial benefits from renewable energy projects.

Reports 108 and 01-24 will build on two previous references prepared by HMMH.  In November of 2010, HMMH co-authored “Technical Guidance on Selected Solar Technologies at Airports” for the FAA.  In October of 2011, HMMH authored “Investigating Safety Impacts of Energy Technologies on Airports and Aviation” which was the precursor study to ACRP Report 108.  HMMH continues to support airports and energy clients in the development of solar projects, including most recently at Indianapolis, Newark, and San Diego airports.