Environmental sustainability remains high on the agenda of Europe’s airports. Their strong commitment to carbon reduction is borne out by the success of Airport Carbon Accreditation which has so far accredited airports representing more than half of European passenger traffic. An interesting development has been the exploration of biofuels. Avinor and Aena, for example, are both researching the possibilities of biofuel production, while Hamburg Airport uses bio methane as vehicle fuel. Ross Falconer reports.
As a key requirement of any airport development project, environmental efficiency is placed towards the very top of the agenda from the initial planning stages through to the day-to-day operation of the facilities. Ryan Ghee explores how the environmental considerations have been managed across three of Europe’s largest ongoing airport development projects.
VINGA (Validation and Improvement of Next Generation Airspace) is a one-year project being undertaken at Göteborg Landvetter Airport within the framework of SESAR. The aim is to validate, through operational trials, the environmental benefits of implementing new ATM procedures. Ross Falconer reports.
Airport Carbon Accreditation – the carbon management standard for airports – goes from strength to strength, with a number of significant accreditations since the start of the year. A diverse range of airports either succeeded in becoming part of the Airport Carbon Accreditation family, or upgrading their accreditation level. Robert O’Meara reports.
18 months ago, Airport Carbon Accreditation was launched at the ACI EUROPE 2009 Annual Congress in Manchester. In the face of challenging times, the programme has nevertheless successfully established itself as the standard for carbon management at airports. Robert O’Meara reports.