London International Airport Reaches New Heights In Environmental Sustainability
London International Airport
Friday, April 22 2022
New milestones are marked on London International Airport’s flight path to Environmental Sustainability
LONDON, ON – As London International Airport continues to invest and participate in environmentally friendly practices as we work towards greater environmental sustainability, we are pleased to celebrate reaching a significant milestone. As of 2022, fifty percent of all ground support equipment such as baggage tugs and auxiliary power units at the airport are now fully electric, resulting in a reduced carbon footprint.
Implemented together with our Ground Handling partners, Executive Aviation and Jazz Air LP, this achievement further solidifies our commitment to environmental sustainability and innovation. The upgraded ground handling equipment is not only better for the environment but is also more dependable for operations.
“Executive Aviation is passionate about aviation and the environment. Sustainability is a major factor in our decision making. Over the past year we have invested in various green initiatives, and I am proud of our all-electric vehicle fleet at the London International Airport. We couldn’t have done this without the support of the London Airport and our partnership in reducing carbon emissions” said Nelson Bradshaw, President of Executive Aviation.
“Jazz, as one of the largest airline operators and a long-standing ground services provider at London International Airport, is proud of our progress in doing our part to minimize our environmental footprint at London. We have implemented initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of our ground equipment, including an engine idle reduction program and the introduction of electric ground power units and baggage tugs,” said Marnie King, Vice President, Airports at Jazz.
This environmental sustainability milestone follows the Level 1 International Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) achieved by London International in 2021. The program is a voluntary global carbon management initiative that sets out standards for airports. These standards help airports track and categorize emissions, with later accreditation levels requiring neutrality in net carbon emissions.
“Reducing our carbon footprint and being a leader in environmental sustainability as an airport in the travel industry is a priority for us” says Scott McFadzean, President & CEO of London International Airport. “This milestone is a significant marker of our efforts as we work towards an all-electric fleet of airport terminal equipment by the end of 2023.”