PURCHASE, NY — Flying isn’t just the safest way to travel; it might also be one of the greenest ways to travel, if one operator at Westchester County Airport has anything to say about it.
Million Air White Plains has announced carbon neutral operations for 2022, along with Million Air Burbank and Million Air Dallas. The three locations are carbon neutral using protocols which require businesses to quantify operational carbon emissions, put together a long-term carbon reduction plan and offset any residual emissions with offsets.
“In the last three years Million Air has invested hundreds of millions of dollars replacing an outdated hanger with a state-of-the-art facility, as well as opening a world-class passenger terminal,” Million Air CEO Roger Woolsey told Patch. “Both employ advanced energy reduction and pollution control technologies. As part of the construction, we were able to install an advanced drainage and retention system to control and treat runoff. With plans to hopefully add a second hangar Million Air will help decrease noise pollution.”
Million Air White Plains has already implemented upgrades to reduce emissions — including converting the fixed-base operations (FBO) campus to natural gas, incorporating natural lighting to the remodeled facility to reduce electrical consumption, converting the campus to 100 percent LED lighting and the use of reflective white coating on hangar roofs to reduce heat gain in the summer.
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