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.
As the 39th ICAO General Assembly gathered in Montreal to address emissions from international aviation through a Global Market Based Measure (GMBM), the airport industry has once again demonstrated that it is assuming its responsibility in curbing climate change and contributing to achieving the goal of sustainable and low-emissions aviation. Report by Marina Bylinsky.
As the negotiations for a global market-based measure for airline emissions intensify, with all to play for at ICAO in September, we take stock of where airports are in relation to climate change. Seven years on from the launch of the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, initially in Europe, we look at how far things have come and consider what is in store for the future. Report by Inês Rebelo.