Reducing environmental impact and struggling with growth scenarios will be the chief agenda items for world airports this year. To cope with these possibly contradictory tasks, Airports Council International (ACI) estimates capital expenditures at world facilities will increase 5-10% over last year, reaching an all-time high of more than $40 billion. In Europe, where governments have taken the lead in noise-containment programs, airports are gearing up to meet new environmental ...

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