Tag: Sustainability

EXCLUSIVE: Swissport talks sustainable GSE with Airside International

EXCLUSIVE: Swissport talks sustainable GSE with Airside International

"Swissport is the largest operator of airport ground support equipment [GSE] in the world. At some 14,300 units of motorised GSE, our fleet is larger than even the asset pool of the sector’s biggest lessor," CEO Warwick Brady said recently in an article he wrote on how the ground handler is evolvi...

Timsan: Evolving with the needs of the GSE market

Timsan: Evolving with the needs of the GSE market

Turkey-headquartered ground support equipment (GSE) manufacturer Timsan tells Airside that the needs of the market are evolving. As sustainability takes to the forefront for GSE operators, a new, modern market is emerging. Decarbonising operations is a priority for stakeholders across the aviati...

ITW GSE boasts 30% growth in 2023, as market sees post-Covid recovery

ITW GSE prospers as company boasts 30% growth in 2023

Last week, Airside visited ITW GSE's Denmark production facility to interview the company's vice president general manager, Poul Elvstrøm. In this interview, Elvstrøm gave insights on ITW GSE's strategic expansion plans, post-Covid growth and new products. On sustainability, the ITW GSE boss emp...

Schiphol trials electric autonomous shuttle buses as part of sustainability drive

Schiphol trials electric autonomous buses as part of sustainability drive

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is trialling the use of electric autonomous shuttle buses as a part of its ambition to have emission-free autonomous ground operations by 2050. Two self-driving Ohmio buses are following a fixed route and making stops at various locations on Schiphol's airside. The s...

IATA: Electric GSE 'crucial' to industry's sustainability drive

IATA: Electric GSE ‘crucial’ to industry’s sustainability drive

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has stated that electric ground support equipment (GSE) is one of a number of "crucial" sustainability measures for the aviation industry to implement to meet its climate commitments. In a new policy document, the body outlines that sustainable a...

dnata CEO: 'Sustainable GSE will help reduce our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 compared to 2022'

dnata CEO: ‘Sustainable GSE will help reduce our carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 compared to 2022’

Sustainability is "at the heart of what we do", dnata CEO Steve Allen told journalists recently when he shared the ground handler's carbon footprint reduction strategy for 2030. Last week, Airside was invited to tour dnata's Dubai headquarters and airport facilities, where the ground handling bos...

Newbow launches first solar-powered onboard wheel trailer

UK-based ground support equipment manufacturer Newbow Aerospace has launched the first solar-powered wheel and brake change trailer. The company has introduced the new trailer in a move to support its "quest towards more sustainable ramp operations". Designed and manufactured for Aer Lingus to...

Universal Hydrogen completes first full demonstration of Oshkosh AeroTech's AmpCart H2

Universal Hydrogen completes first full demonstration of Oshkosh AeroTech’s AmpCart H2

Hydrogen fuel services provider Universal Hydrogen has announced the first operational demonstration of the AmpCart H2 developed in collaboration with Oshkosh AeroTech - formerly JBT AeroTech. On track for operational deployment by the end of 2024, the demonstration unit of the future Oshkosh Aer...

REVIEW: Sustainable Future Aviation Symposium outlined key decarbonisation routes

The Sustainable Future Aviation Symposium hosted by Coventry University yesterday (Wednesday 21 February) highlighted a number of key themes in addressing the challenges ahead for the global aviation industry. In spite of the global industry's 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, the conference...

Swissport Italy invests €11mn in green ground support vehicles

Swissport Italy invests €11mn in green ground support vehicles

Swissport Italy has committed €11mn to invest in sustainable ground support vehicles at Rome Fiumicino Airport - a "significant share" of which will be electric. The announcement comes as the ground handler looks to reaffirm its ambition to increase the share of electric vehicles in its fleet t...

dnata swaps all airside diesel vehicles for electric smart cars at Schiphol Airport

dnata swaps all airside diesel vehicles for electric smart cars at Schiphol Airport

dnata said it has made a further step to reduce its carbon footprint by 50 per cent by 2030, by swapping airside diesel vehicles at Schiphol Airport for electric smart cars. As a part of the ground handler's eight-year green operations strategy, it has taken delivery of 15 electric smart cars, an...

easyJet becomes first airline partner of ESA satellite ATC programme

easyJet becomes first airline partner of ESA satellite ATC programme

easyJet has become the first airline partner of the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Iris programme, which is using the latest generation of satellite technology to help modernise air traffic management. The aim of the ESA-led initiative is to optimise flight paths via satellite technology. ESSP, th...

SAF industry needs to upscale 1,600 times to meet net zero targets

The sustainable aviation fuel industry would have to increase by 1,600 times its current size to meet the aviation sector's 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, according to one UK-based SAF producer. James Hygate, founder and CEO of Firefly, which makes SAF from sewage, claimed that for the in...

Infinium receives $75m to convert waste carbon dioxide into SAF

Electrofuels producer Infinium has received $75m in funding to convert waste carbon dioxide and renewable power into SAF and other low-carbon fuels. It comes in the form of a project equity investment from Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and will be used to "realise" Infinium's Project Roadrunner w...

Virgin Atlantic makes first transatlantic flight with sustainable fuel

Virgin Atlantic's highly anticipated transatlantic flight running on "100 per cent" sustainable aviation fuel is set to take off today. The "historic" flight, dubbed Flight100, taking off from London Heathrow this morning and landing later today at New York JFK, has been hailed as an industry fir...

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