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Melbourne Airport’s Sustainable Solar Approach
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Melbourne Airport’s Sustainable Solar Approach A new solar farm at Melbourne Airport will have the capability to produce enough renewable energy to power all four passenger terminals when it is turned on in January 2021. The project is the largest of its kind in Australia. Melbourne Airport is set to generate 17 GW hours of electricity per annum, equal to nearly 15 per cent of the airport’s annual electricity consumption. Melbourne Airport Chief of Landside Access, Utilities and Facilities Group, Lorie Argus, said she was proud of the investment in renewable energy which will reduce...
Next generation A320neos deliver cleaner and quieter flight at Heathrow
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Next generation A320neos deliver cleaner and quieter flight at Heathrow SAS takes the top spot for the third consecutive quarter, as the airline invests in greener and quieter A320neos and optimises their operational performance Heathrow is one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral, for its infrastructure, and the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s. Today the airport unveils an eight point plan to achieve this and tackle emissions from aircraft Since the launch of ‘Fly Quiet and Green’ league table in 2014, Heathrow’s emissions standard has improved...
Rolls-Royce set new standards in efficiency and sustainability
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Rolls-Royce set new standards in efficiency and sustainability Rolls-Royce has started manufacture of the world’s largest fan blades, for its UltraFan® demonstrator engine that will set new standards in efficiency and sustainability. As a set the composite blades have a 140-inch diameter, which is almost the size of a current narrowbody fuselage, and are being made at the company’s technology hub in Bristol, U.K. The milestone also marks the official start of production of parts for the demonstrator. UltraFan will set new standards in efficiency and sustainability, offering a 25 per...
CO2 blow for the environment as millions forced to drive to London airports
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Bristol Airport's reaction to North Somerset Council's Planning & Regulatory Committee decision We are disappointed by the decision of North Somerset Council’s Planning & Regulatory Committee to recommend refusal of our planning application to increase Bristol Airport’s capacity from 10 to 12 million passengers a year, contrary to the recommendation of the Council’s own planning officers. This decision risks putting the brakes on the region’s economy by turning away airlines who want to serve the South West market, shutting the door to international trade and tourism at a time when the...
Aviation Minister Officially Marks The Start Of Birmingham Airport's £30m Departure Lounge Extension
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Aviation \minister Officially Marks The Start Of Birmingham Airport's £30m Departure Lounge Extension The start of construction on Birmingham Airport’s £30m departure lounge extension was officially marked by Aviation Minister, Paul Maynard MP, today (23rd Jan) Joined by airport CEO, Nick Barton, and newly elected MP for Meriden, Saqib Bhatti, the Aviation Minister helped to break the ground where Birmingham Airport’s biggest terminal investment in ten years gets underway. The project will provide a modern two-story extension with outdoor terrace area, growing the space by 45 per cent...
LBA plans more efficient and sustainable terminal building
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LBA plans more efficient and sustainable terminal building Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) is submitting fresh plans to build a state-of-the-art terminal, which aims to dra- matically improve passenger experience, deliver one of the UK’s most environmentally efficient airport build- ings, and support greater economic prosperity for the Leeds City Region, Yorkshire and the North. These new plans, to be submitted in spring 2020, replace the recently consented scheme and the existing terminal building, with a more efficient and sustainable development. The plans propose the construction of a...
Bristol Airport becomes first airport in Europe to offset all road journeys
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Bristol Airport becomes first airport in Europe to offset all road journeys The carbon offsetting scheme came into effect on 1 January and forms part of the Airport’s Carbon Roadmap which was published last year. Offsets will be purchased retrospectively based on an annual passenger survey showing the different modes of travel used by passengers. The Environmental Effects Working Group of the Airport’s Consultative Committee – on which local communities and Airport users are represented – will play a role in selecting suitable offsetting schemes, with a focus on local projects where...
Cardiff Airport introduces electric vehicle charging
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Cardiff Airport introduces electric vehicle charging Cardiff Airport has introduced a number of electric vehicle charge points across its sites, as part of its long term vision to deliver a sustainable airport business for Wales. Working in partnership with electric vehicle charging experts Franklin Energy, in total nine chargers will be installed across the staff car park, Meet & Greet and the Short Stay car park. Installation is complete within the staff car park and Meet & Greet, with the final phase due to begin in early 2020. Mark Bailey, Director of Airport Planning and...
London Stansted scoops top environmental award for second year running
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London Stansted scoops top environmental award for second year running London Stansted’s first ever Biodiversity Week in March this year, which saw the airport hand out 3,000 silver birch trees to staff, has won gold at the prestigious Green Apple Awards for environmental best practice. It’s the second year running the airport has picked up the top prize at the awards after winning gold in 2018 for its ongoing support of local foodbanks in Uttlesford, Essex and East Hertfordshire. Stansted’s Environment Manager Martin Churley collected the honour at a special event held at the Houses of...
Testing taskforce is given 1st November deadline to safeguard the economy and thousands of jobs
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Testing taskforce is given 1st November deadline to safeguard the economy and thousands of jobs Traffic fell in September, with a loss of 5.5 million passengers over the course of the month. Just over 1.2 million passengers travelled through Heathrow in September, down 82% compared to 2019. Most travel is to the remaining European destinations on the UK’s travel corridors list. However, the number of countries on this list has steadily declined since its launch, with 61 countries now requiring a 14-day quarantine period. Long-haul business travel, which is vital for the UK’s economic...

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