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TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 78: Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE): Emission Reduction Strategies, Inventory, and Tutorial is designed to help assess and mitigate the contribution of ground support equipment (GSE) to air quality impacts at airports.

The report presents an inventory of GSE at airports, identifies potential strategies to reduce emissions from powered GSE, and provides a tutorial that describes GSE operations and emission reduction technologies for use by GSE owners and operators.

The tutorial is a user-friendly, interactive, self-paced, stand-alone tool that is designed to provide a better understanding of GSE, its operations, applicable federal environmental regulations, and potential approaches to reduce GSE emissions.

The tutorial is structured in three modules: GSE Basics, Emissions Reduction Approaches and Case Studies, and Converting to Cleaner GSE. The tutorial is on a CD-ROM that is included with the print version the report.

The CD-ROM is also available for download from TRB’s website as an ISO image. Links to the ISO image and instructions for burning a CD-ROM from an ISO image are provided below.

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CD-ROM Disclaimer - This software is offered as is, without warranty or promise of support of any kind either expressed or implied. Under no circumstance will the National Academy of Sciences or the Transportation Research Board (collectively "TRB") be liable for any loss or damage caused by the installation or operation of this product. TRB makes no representation or warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, including without limitation, the warranty of merchantability or the warranty of fitness for a particular purpose, and shall not in any case be liable for any consequential or special damages.

Suggested Citation

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2012. Airport Ground Support Equipment (GSE): Emission Reduction Strategies, Inventory, and Tutorial. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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Publication Info

78 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-25862-3

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