The aviation industry ultimately recovered from the 9/11 attacks, just as they are beginning to recover from the impact of COVID-19. Aviation is as resilient as it is essential. That is why we must ensure it is sustainable for future generations.
New PXCom Guides Help Destinations Highlight Environmental Sustainability During Year of Sustainable Tourism
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
EasyJet and Cranfield University have unveiled their design concept for a revolutionary zero emissions hydrogen fuel system for its aircraft which could save the airline around 50,000 tonnes of fuel per year, reducing the associated CO2 emissions.