Sustainable Airports

Sustainable airport news and features

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

Menzies turns to solar power at PRG

Menzies Aviation has installed hundreds of solar panels at its cargo facility at Prague Airport (PRG), saving almost 140 tonnes of CO2 a year

Snowdonia picks Aerovolt charging systems

Aerovolt will provide charging systems for drone, electric aircraft and eVTOL testing at Snowdonia Aerospace Centre in Wales

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

Tallinn Airport to be carbon neutral by 2025   

Estonia’s Tallinn Airport is on course to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025 – five years earlier than originally planned

Hyderabad moves to 100% green energy

GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) has moved to 100% sustainable green energy both on-campus and across its ecosystem

Hydrogen buses head to Gatwick

£30m has been invested in a pioneering hydrogen bus fleet and refuelling station for services in and around London Gatwick Airport

Vinci helps tackle greenhouse gases

Vinci Airports and France’s Rhône Chamber of Agriculture have launched the first local agricultural project with a ‘field crops’ low-carbon label

Honeywell upgrades APU offering

Honeywell has unveiled a new high-efficiency mode (HEM) upgrade for its 131-9B auxiliary power unit (APU) for Boeing 737 aircraft

Menzies reveals net-zero ambitions 

Menzies Aviation has announced its net-zero commitment for scope 1, 2, and 3 CO2e emissions across the company by 2045

Electric bus arrives at Aberdeen

A new fully electric bus has come into operation at Aberdeen International Airport, where it will transfer passengers to and from the car parks

Hydrogen AIrport JV unveiled

Air Liquide and Groupe ADP have announced the creation of Hydrogen Airport, a joint venture created to help airports with hydrogen projects

AAHK sees S&P ESG rating rise

Airport Authority Hong Kong has received an environmental, social and governance rating of 75 out of 100 in the Standard & Poor Global Ratings

Eaton debuts electric aircraft charger

Intelligent power management specialist Eaton will introduce its Green Motion Air to airport operators across Europe at the 2023 Paris Air Show next week