We have set many ambitious goals to manage our global CO₂ emissions, including to transition our wholly-owned ground service equipment to electric power sources where feasible. The move away from conventional diesel and gasoline to electric equipment like belt loaders and bag tugs is a win-win-win. It saves money on fuel costs and maintenance, it reduces emissions and noise while introducing improved safety features.
- We partnered with the Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ) to receive an impressive $4 million grant from the FAA’s Voluntary Airport Lower Emissions (VALE) program. The awarded grant funds 60 new electric charging stations, enabling us to convert 116 conventional ground vehicles to electric at JFK.
- The JFK electric GSE project will improve local air quality via reduction of significant air emissions (25,000 tons of CO, 1,000 tons NOx, and 265 tons SOx) over 13 years.
- We've set our sights on the West Coast and all our major BlueCities to make the switch in our quest for enhanced operational efficiency.