Sustainable Aviation

Sustainable aviation news and features

Brussels prioritises sustainability in EIA

The public enquiry for the renewal of Brussels Airport's environmental permit is underway, involving an environmental impact assessment

LAX ConRAC wins eco recognition

Los Angeles International Airport’s Rent-A-Car (ConRAC) facility has been recognised for sustainability excellence 

Swissport makes net-zero commitment

Swissport International is committing to be 100% carbon-neutral by 2050, through the decarbonisation of its operations and supply chain

Delivering a healthier airport

Airports in the Americas are taking a greater interest in the wellbeing of passengers and staff, addressing everything from air quality to stress levels, reports Chris Anderson

LAX launches Sustain With Love

Los Angeles International Airport has unveiled its Sustain With Love initiative to support the elimination of single-use plastic water bottles

Vertiport fuelling partnership announced

Volatus Infrastructure & Energy Solutions and LYTE Aviation aim to fulfil the infrastructure requirements for all types of eVTOL technologies

Upgraded Gatwick station opens

A new-look Gatwick Airport station has opened to passengers, transforming the journey from train to plane, according to Network Rail

SITA environmental targets validated

The Science Based Targets initiative, a global collaboration that provides expert guidance on achieving net zero, has validated SITA’s targets

Skyportz releases vertistop design

Skyportz – alongside Contreras Earl Architecture and Arup – has released its design for privately owned vertiports for public usage on compact sites

Hamad wins BSI extension

Hamad International Airport has received a certification extension from BSI, reaffirming the airport’s commitment to sustainability

IAG signs SAF agreement

IAG has signed an MoU with sustainable fuels tech firm Velocys to acquire 220,000 tonnes of SAF over ten years

Menzies expands Aer Lingus Manchester contract

Menzies has extended its contract with Aer Lingus at Manchester Airport to provide passenger, ramp, cabin cleaning and de-icing services

Utah academics battle space debris with magnets

A team of academics is using magnets to tackle the increasingly pressing problem of space debris

Manchester first UK airport with direct SAF supply

Manchester is to become the first airport in the UK to have a direct feed of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), thanks to a new partnership

Electric air taxis to head to Roman airports

Volocopter, infrastructures holding company Atlantia, and Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) are to bring electric air taxis to Rome

Aviation Climate Taskforce formed

A taskforce has been formed to accelerate breakthroughs in emerging technologies for the decarbonisation of aviation

SFO launches US-first noise insulation project

San Francisco International Airport has announced the start of work to replace residential noise insulation that has exceeded its useful lifespan

Menzies delivers electric turnarounds for Ryanair

Logistics specialist Menzies Aviation is now providing LCC Ryanair with fully electric turnarounds at Amsterdam Schiphol, Gothenburg-Landvetter and Oslo airports

WFS scores eco win with biodegradable stretch wrap

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has reduced the amount of plastic in landfills by the equivalent of 68 million plastic water bottles

Dutch aviation presents sustainable taxiing plans

The Dutch aviation sector has unveiled plans to cut fuel consumption during taxiing at Schiphol Airport

SAF makes Gatwick debut

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been introduced at London Gatwick Airport as part of a collaboration between Q8Aviation, easyJet, Gatwick and Neste

Munich creates a ‘climate forest’

Bavaria’s Munich Airport has launched its latest carbon-offset project, 1,900 hectares of forest in the east of the German state