Simple Flying - Daniel Martinez Garbuno

Airports could spearhead the availability and production of SAF.

The aviation industry globally is committed to reducing its environmental impact. Airlines, for example, are acquiring next-generation, more eco-friendly aircraft. Manufacturers are investing in developing all-electric, supersonic, hydrogen aircraft and new technologies that could reduce CO2 emissions. Airports also have important work ahead and have the opportunity to move the aviation industry towards its goal of achieving net zero by 2050.

Gloria Guevara, the head of the STGC (a multi-country, multi-stakeholder initiative), said in an interview with Simple Flying airports should adapt to new models of transportation centered around sustainable public transport and car-sharing models.

She added there is no single roadmap for airport sustainability. Nonetheless, public-private cooperation will play a crucial role in creating solutions.