FMAA releases first in-depth greenhouse gas inventory

The Friedman Memorial Airport Authority (FMAA) has released its first in-depth greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory. As part of its intention to align with the community GHG emissions inventory and the City of Hailey’s commitment to carbon reduction, FMAA voluntarily commissioned the preparation of this inventory associated with activity at the airport.

Released May 3, 2022, the 48-page inventory uses the year 2020 as a baseline because it is the most current year for which the airport has complete data. Although during the pandemic, enplanements in 2020 were significantly reduced, overall airport operations (takeoffs and landings) remained consistent.

Prepared by Denver-based Mead & Hunt, the inventory is organized by the party that has ownership or control over the sources of emissions. In the case of the airport, those categories include airport-owned/controlled, airlines, aircraft operators, tenant-owned/controlled, and public-owned/controlled.