TRB Webinar: Electrification and Hydrogen Technologies in Airports

This webinar was posted on 04/12/2023

May 25, 2023 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.00 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

Airports of all sizes want to understand the broader industry shift towards alternative power solutions and how to prepare. TRB hosted a webinar on Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern that introduced the emerging electric and hybrid electric aircraft industry. Presenters estimated potential market growth, provided guidance to help airports estimate the potential impact on their facilities, and suggested ways to prepare for this industry shift. Attendees saw a toolkit, which includes a database of electric aircraft and estimations of electric power requirements. Presenters also discussed the broader industry landscape of alternative power in aviation.

This webinar is based on ACRP Research Report 236: Preparing Your Airport for Electric Aircraft and Hydrogen Technologies.

This webinar was sponsored by TRB’s Airport Cooperative Research Program.

The slides and recording are available.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Preparing Airports for Electric Aviation – Gaël Le Bris, WSP USA, Inc.

  2. Alternative energy trends in aviation – Scott Cary, NREL

  3. Question and answer session moderated by Adam Bouchard, Tampa International Airport

The first 40 minutes of the webinar were for presentations and the final 20 minutes were reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants can:

  1. Estimate the impact of alternative power technologies in aviation

  2. Identify critical steps to develop successful alternative power ecosystem for the aviation industry

  3. Utilize the toolkit developed alongside ACRP Research Report 236

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar was approved by the American Planning Association (APA) for 1.0 Certification Maintenance (CM) Credit. CM credits provide continuing education opportunities for AICP Certified Planners to continue their professional skills and knowledge. To receive CM credits, Certified Planners should visit the TRB event webpage on American Planning Association and register their participation. If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact the APA

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) provided 1 Continuing Education Units (CEU) to accredited airport executives who attended this webinar. Claim CEUs by visiting For questions about AAAE continuing education units, please contact