As part of the airport’s efforts to become net zero by 2030, Bristol Airport has announced that it is trialling a new electric airside bus, which will operate between its terminal building and the aircraft.
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Banning single-use plastics, encouraging use of public transport to and from an airport, managing food waste, reducing use of fossil fuels, monitoring water use, switching to renewable energy sources, sourcing food sustainably. These are all examples of how an airport can begin to reduce its carbon footprint; its greenhouse-gas emissions; its impact on the environment.
The climate change emergency is upon us, and all industries must work hard at becoming more sustainable – the aviation industry included. As the above paragraph demonstrates, this goes beyond using sustainable aviation fuel.
Many airports and authorities have recognised the need to implement environmentally-friendly strategies, and International Airport Review here showcases some of these achievements. However the entire industry must continue striving and innovating to ensure an airport’s surroundings are not negatively impacted and the environment is protected for the future.
Airbus, Air Liquide and VINCI Airports, who are all important players in the aviation, hydrogen, and airport industries, have signed a partnership to promote a hydrogen future for aircraft.
In the latest instalment of International Airport Review’s exclusive online series, Emanuel Fleuti, Head of Sustainability & Environment at Zurich Airport, outlines the opportunities to go beyond their own decarbonisation plans and support other aviation industry partners.
London Heathrow has teamed up with British Airways, Airbus, BP, Glasgow Airport and NATS to pilot a net-zero short flight, powered by sustainable aviation fuel, from Heathrow to Glasgow Airport.
Urban-Air Port has announced a development plan for 65 urban air mobility infrastructure hubs worldwide in partnership with Hyundai Motor Group.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has granted a $100 million deal to companies, to develop technologies to lower the impact aviation has on climate change.
Airlines for America’s member carriers have increased, by 50 per cent, its 2030 target to provide 3 billion gallons of cost-competitive sustainable aviation fuel to U.S. aircraft operators.
In this instalment of International Airport Review’s exclusive series, Hari K Marar, Managing Director and CEO of BIAL, discusses the transformation Bangalore International Airport has undergone and the growth the airport has driven through a pioneering sustainable mindset.
Korean Air has signed a contract with SK Energy, to adopt the use of carbon-neutral jet fuel to continue the battle to counter climate change.
Helen Hilkja, Quality and Environment Managing Specialist at Tallinn Airport spoke to International Airport Review about the exciting sustainability plans the airport has begun under the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, to reduce carbon emissions across Tallinn Airport by 2030.
If governments apply real governance, and aviation stakeholders are given strong financial incentives to meet emissions and CO2 reduction targets, an investment-friendly environment will be established.
Denver International Airport has outlined long-term sustainability initiatives, to assist the decrease of airport operation’s impact on the environment and its carbon footprint.
Marion Town, Director of Climate and Environment at Vancouver International Airport, highlights how their sustainability efforts reflect their community and global concerns.
Mumbai International Airport, is awarded the ‘Energy Efficient Unit’ Award, recognising its outstanding efforts towards energy efficiency.
Janik Gagné, Senior Director, Economic Analysis and Statistical Services, at Airports Council International (ACI) World, talks to International Airport Review about projected passenger demand in the future and the CAPEX required to address this.