Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

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

Newbow debuts onboard solar wheel trailer

UK GSE manufacturer Newbow Aerospace has launched the first wheel and brake change trailer with onboard solar power

Wellington launches NZ's first hydrogen trial

Four New Zealand businesses have come together to trial using hydrogen in an aviation setting for the first time in Aotearoa

Gatwick swaps diesel for HVO

London Gatwick has cut carbon emissions from its diesel vehicles by 90% by swapping the fuel for Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil

Cathay Cargo Terminal tackles plastic use

Cathay Cargo Terminal in Hong Kong has adopted 50% recycled plastic cargo cover sheets, as it works to improve its environmental credentials

Charlottetown unveils new sustainability plan

Prince Edward Island’s Charlottetown Airport Authority (CAA) has unveiled its first ever sustainability plan

Brisbane to boost parking facilities

Construction is set to commence on an expanded car park at Brisbane's Domestic Terminal as part of the ongoing A$5bn Future BNE transformation

Lilium partners with Star Charge

eVTOL developer Lilium has partnered with Star Charge to develop, customise and provide charging systems for its Lilium Jets

Brussels doubles solar energy output

The newest buildings in the western section of Brussels Airport’s cargo zone are being fitted with solar panels covering 65,000m2

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

Arup and WWU release hydrogen report

New fuels and technologies will account for between one half and three-quarters of the reduction of carbon emissions in aviation by 2050

Malmö to invest in electric aviation

Airport operator Swedavia is to make Malmö Airport available as a test arena for Heart Aerospace’s ES-30 electric aircraft