The 3rd Aviation & Environment Summit was held in Geneva on 22-23 April. It brought together around 450 CEOs, regulators, environmental and communication representatives from across the industry, intensifying joint efforts to limit aviation’s environmental impact. Significantly, industry leaders signed a Declaration on climate change, with a commitment to lead towards carbon neutral growth and a totally sustainable industry. Ross Falconer reports.
East Midlands Airport made an ambitious commitment in its 2006 Master Plan – to be carbon neutral in all its ground operations by 2012. Central to this aim is the plan to install four wind turbines on site, which will be up and running by the end of 2008. Ross Falconer spoke with Neil Robinson, Environment and Safeguarding Manager, about the airport’s innovative environmental strategy.