Sustainable Aviation

Sustainable aviation news and features

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

Auckland wins Level 4 accreditation

Auckland Airport’s work to reduce carbon emissions has been recognised with ACI's Level 4 Airport Carbon Accreditation 

Changi to develop huge solar panel system

Keppel will design, build, own and operate a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Changi Airport’s rooftops

Auckland expands compost programme

Coffee grinds, food scraps and even compostable cups will be put to good use, with the airport expanding its landside food waste composting

CPK to redefine sustainable aviation

In the heart of Poland, a pioneering project is taking shape that could redefine airport sustainability - the Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK)

FlyPool app extends its reach

February 15 saw the global launch of Flypool, the first ecological carpooling solution dedicated to airport transfers

European ReFuelEU initiative moves forward

The European Council and Parliament have reached a provisional political agreement on a proposal aiming to decarbonise aviation

Areas and Phenix donate Madrid leftovers

​​​​​​​Environmental solutions specialist Phenix and F&B firm Areas have helped distribute more than 99,500kg of surplus airport food to at-risk groups

SITA helps monitor Hong Kong carbon

HKIA has selected SITA to provide a carbon management platform to monitor data on carbon emissions across the airport

Airlines fight Schiphol decision

KLM, Delta Air Lines and easyJet are among airlines taking proceedings against the Dutch government's decision to cut Schiphol flights

Riga sets emissions targets

The Board of Riga Airport has approved the Latvian airport's Net Zero 2050 Roadmap, an operational plan for achieving zero CO2 emissions by 2050

SAN stormwater usage revealed

In 2022, the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority captured, treated, and reused 812,500 gallons of stormwater, it has announced

Bristol capacity expansion approved

The UK’s High Court has dismissed the legal challenge brought against the Planning Inspectorate, enabling expansion to proceed

Teesside signs Air France-KLM SAF deal

Teesside has become the UK’s first airport to partner with Air France-KLM for the airline’s programme to boost the use of sustainable aviation fuel

ESS to deliver Schiphol battery solution

ESS’ iron flow battery technology will enable air-side electrification and help advance Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s sustainability strategy

VINCI innovates at Gatwick

London Gatwick Airport has resurfaced its main runway in half the time and at half the cost of traditional resurfacing methods