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  1. We’re rolling to the runway – The FAA and NASA recently completed research and testing on a software capability that calculates gate pushbacks at busy hub airports so that each plane can roll directly to the runway and to take off. The new system, which the FAA plans to deploy at 27 major airports, will minimize taxi delay and ramp congestion, and will reduce fuel burn and CO2 emissions.
  2. We’re building green towers – The FAA has launched a nationwide initiative to find a new design for control towers that can be built and operated sustainably. The goal of the nationwide solicitation is to develop a standardized design for towers at regional and municipal airports that will: 1) Meet operational and cost requirements, 2) Maximize energy efficiency, 3) Be easy to modify according to height needs, and 4) Be rapidly constructed....Find more information about the FAA and its sustainability efforts at its Sustainability Gateway Page.

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