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Oslo Airport Recognised as Europe’s Greenest

Airport association ACI EUROPE has announced the winners of its Best Airport awards, with Avinor’s Oslo Airport winning the Eco-Innovation Award from the independent Advisory Board of the carbon management program, Airport Carbon Accreditation.

“The judges were particularly impressed by the pioneering and innovative Oslo Airport’s project of setting up a regular supply of bio jetfuel to all the customer airlines, since January 2016, making it the first airport in the world to offer this service through the normal supply mechanism,” ACI EUROPE explains.

easyJet and Cranfield University Reveal Sustainable Aircraft Concept

“Each aircraft would have motors in their main wheels and electronics and system controllers would give pilots total control of the aircraft’s speed, direction and braking during taxi operations. The system would therefore reduce, if not remove altogether, the need for tugs to manoeuvre aircraft in and out of stands, delivering more efficient turnaround times and increased on time performance,” the airline explains.

SAS Takes Off Using Flower Power

SAS has been renewing its aircraft fleet with a view to improve its environmental impact. It was the first airline in Scandinavian to add ‘next generation’ aircraft to its fleet from 2013, and will take delivery of fuel-efficient aircraft to serve both its short-haul and long-haul routes: Airbus A330 enhanced (from 2015), Airbus A320neo (from 2016) and later the Airbus A350XWB (from 2018).