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Denver International Airport Receives Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Leading Airport Fleet Award

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DENVER – June 1, 2022 – Denver International Airport (DEN) has been awarded the 2022 Leading Airport Fleet award by ACT Expo in recognition of the airport’s alternative and sustainable fleet assets. The award recognizes airport fleets that demonstrate leadership in alternative fuel and advanced vehicle technology.

“As DEN strives to become one of the greenest airports in the world, it is imperative that every aspect of our operation makes sustainability a top-priority,” said DEN CEO Phil Washington. “Our maintenance team is dedicated to doing their part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while balancing operation capability. I am proud they have earned this well-deserved recognition.”

DEN has more than 800 on- and off-road vehicle and equipment assets. These assets include everything from low-speed vehicles (LSV) and pickups/SUVs to Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (ARFF) and unique runway snow removal equipment. The airport’s current alternative fuel platforms include over 200 assets that account for 25% of DEN’s total fleet:

  • 98 Assets – Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
  • 88 Assets – Electric
  • 17 Assets – Hybrid
  • 2 Assets – Propane

The DEN Maintenance team has a long history of prioritizing sustainability, dating back to the airport’s opening in 1995, beginning with CNG vehicles. DEN has maintained the same dedication today and continues to implement sustainable practices when possible. In fact, DEN has plans to add six electric vehicles and two minisweepers to the fleet by the end of 2022 and is increasing charging capacity for future growth.

DEN has been consistently recognized for its sustainability through various organizations and has received the following awards:

  • Denver Metro Clean Cities Greenhouse Gas Reduction Award: 2015, 2016
  • Green Fleet Award Top 50: 2014 (#21), 2015 (#9), 2016 (#29), 2017 (#3), 2018 (#11), 2019 (#13), 2020 (#2)
  • Leading Fleets Award 2020 (#1 Mid-Sized Fleet)
  • NGVAmerica Achievement Award 2014 (25+ Years of Exemplary NGV Industry Leadership)

Denver International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. DEN is the primary economic engine for the state of Colorado, generating more than $36 billion for the region annually. For more information visit www.FlyDenver.com, check us out on YouTube and Instagram, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for DEN’s monthly newsletter Nonstop News.


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