Onboard Entertainment Solutions provider PXCom, France, has introduced special destination guides which tie into 2017 as the UNWTO Year of Sustainable Tourism.
JetBlue has made a strong commitment to sustainable aviation with the announcment of the largest renewable jet fuel purchase agreement in aviation histor with bioenergy company SG Preston.
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.
Speaking at the ATAG (Air Transport Action Group) Global Sustainable Aviation Forum in Montreal, IATA’s Director General and CEO, Tony Tyler, addressed the tricky question of whether it is fair to impose a single global standard on smaller aviation markets as the industry works towards a reduced carbon footprint.
Heathrow Airport and Hong Kong International Airport have signed a new partnership which will see the two global hubs sharing expertise to improve innovation, service, and sustainability.
This first of its kind collaboration will have the two airports sharing strategies for improving operations, achieving wold class service for passengers, and setting industry leading standards for environmental performance.
The five airports recognised have demonstrated industry leadership though their environmental and sustainability programmes.
Each year, since 1997, ACI-NA has recognised airport members for their efforts to protect and preserve the environment through specific programs, initiatives, or projects.
Airports can win one of four award categories.
Mitigation; Outreach/Education/Community Involvement; Innovative/Special Projects
“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.