Sustainable Aviation

Sustainable aviation news and features

Luton wins ACA Level 4

London Luton Airport (LLA) has become only the third major UK airport to achieve Level 4 of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme

Queenstown opts for sustainability-linked loans

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) in Otago, New Zealand, has converted its A$100m bank lending facilities to sustainability-linked loans

Sustainable vertiports: fact or fiction?

Will vertiports simply replicate the environmental errors made by airports, or will stakeholders capitalise on the chances presented by this fledgling sector? Tara Craig reports

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

Bristol funds local projects

The first half of 2023 has seen Bristol Airport’s Local Community Fund support local community projects to the tune of £170,000

SITA and Envision Digital join forces

The two firms will collaborate on solutions designed to help airports cut fuel and power costs while advancing their net-zero ambitions

Origami tech to feature in vertiport construction

Swedish design and technology company Stilfold has forged a new partnership with air mobility company Kookiejar, also based in Sweden

New Rajkot airport inaugurated

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has inaugurated a new international airport in Rajkot, in the western Indian state of Gujarat

Hudson and The House of R&C team up

Dufry firm Hudson and The House of LR&C have opened a store at DEN offering Russell Wilson’s Good Man Brand fashion line

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

Gatwick publishes sustainability policy

The new strategy highlights the airport’s ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030, whilst supporting the local economy and community

Western Sydney Airport unveils final terminal design

Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the core of the airport as CEO Simon Hickey reveals details of the $5.3 billion project

Hamad International signs MoU to achieve environmental sustainability

Working alongside the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, the airport hopes to achieve objectives set out by the Qatar National Vision 2030

SFO steps up plastic-free policy

The airport has banned the sale of all plastic bottles, pushing the hub closer to its goal of zero waste going to landfill

Gatwick Airport confirms implementation of terminal forecourt charge

Revenue from the initiative will be used to provide further protection for jobs at the airport

BA signs second SAF partnership

By integrating sustainable aviation fuels, BA hopes to achieve its goal of becoming net-zero by 2050

Qantas and BP partner to pursue net zero ambitions

Both companies are dedicated to reaching the net zero emissions goal by 2050

Air France-KLM launches corporate travel SAF programme

Customers will be able to contribute to the scheme, reducing the airlines environmental impact