AGS Airports has revealed development plans for hydrogen fuel infrastructure, to deliver zero-emission flights from Aberdeen Airport and Glasgow Airports.
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A new Green Freeport in the Northeast of Scotland will play a crucial role in decarbonising the aviation industry by delivering a sustainable aviation fuel facility.
Multi-million-pound investment is said to be needed in technologies such as direct air capture, and some airports could become green energy ‘power stations’ to fuel the aircraft they serve according to the report by Cranfield University.
Both Scottish and UK governments have been urged to support the North East of Scotland Green Freeport, which will transform the region into the ‘Net Zero Capital of Europe’.
Derek Provan, Chief Executive Officer, AGS Airports Ltd, tells International Airport Review, about the group’s sustainability strategy and their fight against climate change.
AGS Airports, the owner of Aberdeen International, Glasgow and Southampton airports, has been recognised for its sustainable efforts by the organisation Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark.
The scheme was launched to rebuild passenger confidence in flying.
Mark Beveridge, Operations Director for Aberdeen International Airport, details how sustainability will be at the heart of the airport’s priorities as it recovers from COVID-19 in the latest instalment of International Airport Review’s exclusive series.
Similar to the new rules outlined by the UK government for England, the Scottish government has introduced a traffic light system for international travel.
Glasgow Airport is one of only 85 organisations worldwide to win a Distinction in the International Safety Awards 2021 for its commitment to workforce and workplace safety.
A few years in the making, the smartphone app introduced at Glasgow and Aberdeen Airports has been updated to include new functionalities and COVID-19 updates. Fraser Ralston, Group Head of Digital at AGS Airports Ltd., explains how the app is helping them to improve their digital passenger experience.
AOA and AGS Airports have expressed their disappointment in the Scottish government's lack of a recovery plan or framework for Scotland's aviation industry.
An AGS Airports-led consortium will work on the CAELUS project to demonstrate how autonomous drone technology can enhance access to essential medical supplies across Scotland.