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Holistic Green Airports

The world is facing unprecedented environmental challenges, and keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5°C implies a mandatory drop in CO2 emissions. Against this backdrop, the EC has issued the European Green Deal: an ambitious plan towards a fully sustainable economy, including aviation. Global air traffic will, in fact, be a major enabler of connectivity and economic growth, and reducing its environmental impact will be a significant challenge.

To address this goal, the OLGA partners (airports, airline, handler, industry, research, SMEs) unite a wealth of expertise for solving this complex challenge, by

  • developing efficient and carbon neutral airport and airline operations, enabling sustainable logistics, smart energy & mobility, intramodality for passengers and freight,
  • performing emission/air quality assessments, green construction, and circular end-of-life solutions.
  • deploying sustainable aviation fuels, to be integrated in conventional jet fuel infrastructure.

Complementary types of low emission mobilities, electric ground support equipment, hydrogen infrastructure and reduced carbon airside operations will be demonstrated.

AIT will contribute to the project by defining, assessing, and monitoring the KPIs for emission reduction at the transport landside. 


OLGA receives funding by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement number 101036871.