Athens International Airport (AIA) maintains an intense focus on the issue of climate change. Under the stewardship of Dr Yiannis Paraschis, immediate past-President of ACI EUROPE, AIA was a key contributor in the creation and design of Airport Carbon Accreditation. It is also among the initial participants, turning its commitment to reducing carbon emissions into concrete action. Ross Falconer spoke with Panagiotis Karamanos, Manager, Environmental Services.
The 4th Aviation & Environment Summit took place in Geneva on 31 March and 1 April. The challenges of the economic crisis didn’t diminish participation – the presence of some 400 industry leaders and environmental experts is testament to the continued importance attached by the aviation industry to the challenge of climate change. Ross Falconer reports.
Environmental considerations are an integral part of Amsterdam-Schiphol’s corporate strategy. Ross Falconer spoke with Lonneke Reinders, advisor airport development, about the airport’s environmental initiatives, including carbon efficiency, noise monitoring and local air quality.
Kilfrost is launching two new products across its range of environmentally friendly de-icing fluids: The Type IV ABC4sustain for ground de-icing, and TKSsustain for in-flight de-icing will be available in the autumn.
Environmental considerations are high on the agenda of Nice Côte d’Azur Airport; its strategic plan highlights three key environmental commitments – reducing and controlling pollution, acting in full transparency and consultation with external stakeholders, and developing management that integrates this environmental philosophy. Ross Falconer spoke with Isabelle Vandrot, sustainable development manager.