Environment

Airport Carbon Accreditation: Difficult for airport to achieve?

Climate change is the global agenda and aviation industry contributes to carbon reduction by setting the target to cut its net carbon emissions to zero by 2050. To this end, Airports Council International (ACI) has launched Airport Carbon Accreditation programmed since 2009 to provide a...

Australia’s efforts in reducing aviation emissions

It is no secret that flying produces CO2 emissions and the aviation industry is facing pressure to reduce them. Australia published its action plan for aviation carbon management, Managing the Carbon Footprint of Australian Aviation, in 2012. Since then, the local aviation industry has been...

Intuitive airspace visualisation

Presenting 3D geographical data in a 2D report in a way that is intuitive for multiple audiences is challenging. Important characteristics get lost in a flat representation. Airspace is typically structured in complex 3D shapes and flight tracking is incomplete without information on altitudes. To...

Applying Airport Noise Zones In India

Airports in highly developed regions have long been required to publish airport noise zones. In 2018, India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change announced a similar requirement, but the criteria, methodology and application are open to individual airport interpretation. Looking to international best practices...

Risk-Assessing Sustainable Energy Solutions For Airports

To70 Netherlands Managing Director Ruud Ummels will be speaking at the ACI Airport Exchange in Abu Dhabi at the end of November 2019. The paper he will be presenting, Successful technical and business strategies to implement solar and wind energy at or near your airport,...

Understanding Aviation’s Nitrogen Deposition Challenge

Compliance with nitrogen deposition regulations has recently become a pressing issue in the Netherlands due to changes to the permit process for activities in and around protected natural areas. Dutch airports are required to include any effect they have in their Environmental Impact Report. With...

Aviation & Climate change: What airports can do

Aviation has a significant impact on global climate change, as aircraft and airport operations release tonnes of CO2 into the air. Though most is emitted during the fuel-intensive aircraft cruising phase, airport operations on the ground and in the surrounding airspace can have a big...

The Challenge of Managing Airside Waste

The worldwide boom in air transport is increasing connectivity, providing jobs and boosting economies. As with most economic growth, however, more air transport generates more waste. The need for sustainability and counteracting climate change is making effective waste management systems at airports invaluable. But one...

Say (how) you feel the noise!

When we imagine aircraft noise, we automatically picture a specifically personal situation with a plane flying overhead. By contrast, aircraft noise exposure policies are made for long-term exposure levels under varying conditions and while balancing the interests of multiple parties. It’s hard to imagine what...