Airport Sustainability and Environment Management


The Airport Sustainability and Environment Management course provides airport staff with an understanding of the basic principles of sustainable development and environmental management. 

It covers the key environmental impacts associated with airport operations and growth, the benefits gained from effective environmental management and the essential elements of implementing an Environmental Management System at your airport.

Learning Objectives

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the principal environmental impacts associated with airport operations and how these impacts can be successfully managed.
  • Understand how Sustainable Development can be implemented in an airport environment.
  • Understand how to successfully manage:
    • The impacts of airport and aircraft noise on local communities.
    • Local Air Quality (LAQ).
    • Climate change and greenhouse gases.
    • Resources associated with airport operations.
    • Waste produced by a typical airport operation.
  • Identify the benefits of, and the steps involved in, implementing an Environmental Management System.

Who Should Enrol?

  • All personnel with responsibilities related to airport environmental management and/or sustainability.
  • Personnel seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of airport environmental management.
  • Personnel wishing to enhance their career opportunities and advance to leadership and management positions.
  • World Business Partners and Associates who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of airport environmental management.

Course Content

The Airport Sustainability and Environment Management course consists of the following seven modules:


  • Principles of Sustainability
  • Environmental Sustainability Practices and Actions
  • Social Sustainability Practices and Actions
  • Economic Sustainability Practices and Actions
  • Sustainability and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting
  • Sustainability Certification

Noise Management and Community Relations

  • Introduction
  • Noise Science
  • Community Response to Noise
  • International Standards and Guidance
  • Aircraft Noise Management Practices
  • Land Use Planning
  • Community Engagement
  • Ground Based Noise Sources

Managing Local Air Quality

  • Understanding LAQ
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Monitoring LAQ
  • Airport Emissions Inventory
  • Dispersion Modeling
  • Emissions Management and Mitigation

Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Management

  • Introduction to Climate Change
  • Climate Change and Aviation
  • Airport GHG Management
  • Drivers for GHG Management
  • Conducting an Emissions Inventory
  • Goal Setting
  • Reducing Emissions and Achieving Net Zero
  • Reviewing, Reporting and Certification

Resource Management

  • Energy Management
  • Fuel Management
  • Potable Water Conservation
  • Storm Water Management
  • Land Use Management
  • Hazardous Materials Management
  • Office Resource Management

Waste Prevention and Management

  • Introduction
  • Developing a Waste Collection and Recycling Program
  • Managing Hazardous Waste
  • Airfield and Deplaned Waste Collection
  • Construction and Demolition Debris
  • Wastewater Management
  • De-icing and Anti-icing Fluid Management
  • Contaminated Soil and Groundwater

Implementing an Environmental Management System

  • What is an EMS?
  • Elements of an EMS
  • Benefits of an EMS
  • What makes Environmental Management at Airports Unique?
  • Implementing an EMS at an Airport
  • International Certification


Each training module includes an integrated online assessment.

Candidates must successfully complete all module assessments to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 19 Hours
  • Level: Certificate
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$895.00 CAD