Air Freight: The road to recovery?

Door Michiel Vlam

Air freight plays a decisive role in the fight against COVID-19  “Maintaining the financial and functional operability of the global aviation system is a matter of urgency in order to establish a path towards a recovery from the economic hardships caused by COVID-19. Worldwide air transport connectivity stimulates economies through employment, trade and tourism, and supports…

Getting to Zero emissions: The SAF challenge

Door Michiel Vlam

Airports are under great political and public pressure to limit their environmental footprint and undertake net-zero growth in order to accommodate growing demand.  Just recently Court of Appeal judges paused Heathrow expansion on climate change grounds. Judges concluded the government’s decision to permit the expansion of the Heathrow airport was illegal because ministers did not…

Getting to Zero emissions and Zero waste: The challenges with nitrogen oxides

Door admin

Nitrogen oxides have a far stronger impact upon climate change than Carbon Oxides and are produced in small quantities from aircraft engines.  Aircraft, cars, trucks, and other vehicles operating at the airport create emissions as a result of the combustion of fuel. Aircraft engines produce carbon dioxide (CO2), which comprises about 70% of the exhaust…