LAX Sustainability Forum
On March 31st, 2015, the Environmental Programs Group held its first LAX Sustainability Forum where domestic and foreign airline carriers were invited to meet with staff to learn about LAWA’s sustainability initiatives in air quality, water conservation, energy conservation, solid waste reduction, noise management, green construction and social responsibility.
A panel, comprised of Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Federal Express, shared information about their environmental initiatives. United Airlines talked about their bio-fuel project and how 50% of their ground support equipment (GSE) at LAX use electric or alternative fuel. Fifty-seven percent of Delta’s GSE is electric-powered while 50% of Southwest Airlines’ GSE is electric-powered. The domestic carriers also said that they operate single-engine taxiing at LAX, when possible, to conserve fuel.