The airport company ensures that it complies with its air
discharge resource consents.
Helping to Reduce Emissions
Good quality air is important for the health and enjoyment of
people working or using the airport or its surrounding areas.
The majority of air emissions for CIAL are through the operation
boilers and emergency generators. Other sources of air
emissions at the airport include road traffic, airport vehicles,
ground running of aircraft, food preparation, vents and stacks for
air conditioning and heating plants. Many of these operations
are essential to the efficient operation of the airport but not
directly under CIAL's control. The challenge for CIAL and
other airport companies round the world, is to work with airport
operators and managing authorities to keep these emissions to an
The National Environmental Standard for Air Quality (under the
RMA) establishes the acceptable emission standards for air quality
in New Zealand and ECan is the key administering authority for
implementing these standards through granting of resource
consents. CIAL has a number of granted resource consents for
various aspects of its operations.
- Development of air quality policies and plans
- Monitoring of air emissions as required by Environment
Canterbury air discharge consents