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Progress ‘Smart and Sustainable’

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This past year, the organisations affiliated with the Smart and Sustainable plan have been focusing on implementing an agenda which aims to improve the aviation sector’s impact on the environment. In 2019, the number of travellers at Schiphol Group airports (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Eindhoven Airport and Rotterdam The Hague Airport) increased slightly. The number of aircraft movements remained almost the same and kerosene consumption fell to below 2017 levels. Investing in sustainability is still important in this current climate - a time when the coronavirus is significantly affecting the aviation sector. Recently at Schiphol Group, a trial looking into a sustainable way to taxi aircraft was started, investments in sustainable fuels were made and there was also progress in research into electrically powered aircraft.

This update (in Dutch) shows you just what has been achieved in recent months regarding these different themes.

About the Smart and Sustainable plan

In 2018, twenty leading transportation organisations and knowledge institutions joined forces. They all believe that a significant reduction in CO2 emissions in the aviation sector is possible, and that aviation can therefore be one of the most sustainable, comfortable and fast methods of transportation. The Smart and Sustainable plan was drawn up and in it are seven themes that will make a significant contribution to making aviation in the Netherlands more sustainable. CE Delft assesses the plan as ambitious and specific, and concludes that the stated goal is achievable.

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About Eindhoven Airport

Eindhoven Airport is the second largest airport in the Netherlands with over 6 million passengers in 2018. The airport serves Brainport region and connects it with Europe and makes the region internationally accessible in balance with surroundings. The convenience for the passenger comes from the airport Álways Easy’ strategy. Flights depart from Eindhoven Airport to over 80 destinations. Speed and the total airport experience are its added values. With 2000 direct jobs the airport has grown into one of the region's largest employers. Business responsibility is part of our DNA. Continuously we pay attention to the balance between international connectivity, the environment, sustainability and the quality of live. The owners of Eindhoven Airport NV are the Schiphol Group, the province Noord-Brabant and Eindhoven city.

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