Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

Aena to modernise Congonhas Airport

Aena, which operates 20% of Brazil's air traffic, will invest more than BRL 2bn (€370.8m) in the expansion of São Paulo's Congonhas Airport

YVR teams up with BC government

The British Columbia Government and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will work together to fight pollution and support sustainable jobs

Vertiports and sustainability

From noise pollution to construction materials, are vertiports really as green as developers claim? Tom Batchelor investigates

Chicago to consider green energy at O’Hare

An ordinance  will allow the Chicago Department of Aviation to enter into an agreement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

New terminal on way for Leahy BTV

Project NexT will replace the north concourse, the latest and largest sustainable infrastructure project at Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport

Menzies to plant mangroves 

Menzies Aviation has committed to funding the planting of 70,000 mangroves as part of the Million Mangroves project

BA overhauls LHR GSE equipment

British Airways is embarking on a multi-million-pound investment programme to overhaul its ground support equipment at Heathrow Airport

LLA launches green education programme

London Luton Airport is joining forces with The Forest of Marston Vale Trust to launch a new environmental education programme

DEN wins electrification funding

Denver International Airport (DEN) has been awarded $300,000 in federal funding for an Electrification Master Plan

IATA and SFC tackle CO2 emissions

The organisations will work together to provide consistent and transparent CO2 emissions calculations for air cargo shipments

Angola’s game-changing airport

Ricardo Viegas D’Abreu, Minister for Transport, Angola, is responsible for the African country’s new international airport. Tara Craig asked him about the project. 

Vestergaard's eco airside innovation

Lars Barsøe of Vestergaard Company reflects on the measures aviation is taking to meet its ambitious climate targets

Teesside International Airport and SSE to deliver major green energy project

Teesside International Airport and SSE Energy Solutions have announced a new joint venture which aims to deliver enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 17,000 homes.

CPK drives sustainable aviation in Poland 

The Centralny Port Komunikacyjny Airport will be a unique transport hub, with close links between its infrastructure and the surrounding buildings

dnata cuts CO2 emissions in UAE

Group brands dnata Logistics, Arabian Adventures, Alpha Flight Services and City Sightseeing have switched their UAE vehicles to run on biofuel

WFS to open fifth Madrid cargo terminal

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of The SATS Group, is to open a fifth cargo handling terminal at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport

Ground broken on Dulles energy project

Dominion Energy and MWAA have broken ground on a solar and energy storage project at Dulles International Airport

SFO to support grid flex alerts

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has outlined its energy conservation plans to voluntarily support Flex Alerts

DFW breaks ground on eCUP

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has broken ground on the construction of a new electric Central Utility Plant (eCUP)

Schiphol deploys new e-GPUs

Fuel generators at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are being replaced by 30 new electric Ground Power Units (e-GPUs)

Heathrow trials lower-carbon concrete

Heathrow has begun exploring the viability of lower carbon concrete, which cuts emissions by 50% compared to a conventional concrete

Further electrification on cards for Schiphol

Royal Schiphol Group will collaborate with network operator Liander to create a new high-voltage substation at the Amsterdam hub