At the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris in December 2015, the airport industry committed to having 50 carbon neutral airports in Europe by 2030. Athens International Airport is the 28th globally, and 25th in Europe, to become carbon neutral by achieving Level 3+ of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation.
London Gatwick is the first airport to join more than 80 of the world’s most influential companies in a programme designed to generate a massive increase in the demand for renewable electricity, and will also become carbon neutral by spring.
Swedavia is the first company in the world to purchase aviation biofuel corresponding to the amount used for trips its employees took on official business in 2016. On 5 January, an aircraft was fuelled for the first time at Stockholm Arlanda with this biofuel.
Nice Côte d’Azur Airport has become the first airport in France to achieve Level 3+ Neutrality of ACI’s Airport Carbon Accreditation, following on from recent innovative environmental initiatives.
Met Office’s new enhanced and upgraded version of its OpenRunway product provides site-specific weather forecast information to enable airports and airlines make better informed decisions in all conditions, while increasing safety and efficiency.