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  • Ari Ketola

How to Build a Sustainable Future for Ground Operations?

The aviation industry recognises the impact of climate change and is taking the responsibility to reduce this impact very seriously. According to IATA, airlines aim to reduce aviation's CO2 emissions to half of what they were in 2005, by 2050. Achieving this goal requires continued investment in new technologies and strong support mechanisms for the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).


As the aviation industry invests in large-scale use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), it is critical to continue decarbonizing ground operations to promote sustainable operations. In order to build a sustainable future for ground operations, it is important to focus on reducing carbon dioxide emissions and increasing efficiency.


To build a sustainable future for ground operations, there are several steps that can be taken:

  • Reduce carbon emissions: This can be achieved by adopting electric or hybrid ground vehicles, using sustainable fuel sources and implementing energy-efficient practices.

  • Optimize ground handling processes: This can involve reducing idle time for GSEs and improving ground handling processes to be more efficient.

  • Use data and technology: Utilize data and technology to optimize ground operations, such as using predictive analytics to plan more efficient schedules.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders: Collaborate with airport authorities, airlines, and other stakeholders to identify opportunities for collaboration and joint sustainability initiatives.

  • Invest in training and development: Investing in training and development programs for ground staff helps to increase their awareness and knowledge of sustainable practices.

By implementing these steps, ground operations become more sustainable, which not only benefits the environment, but can also lead to cost savings and improved operational efficiency.

We Invite You to Share Your Insights on Future Occupations and Skill Demands in Aviation

Accompanied by leading European universities providing aviation degree programs and leading airport ground handling operators, Airport College International Ltd. is an official partner the "AVIONIC" project funded by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme.


The project aims to support the aviation of the future by adapting aviation education to the concepts of digitalisation and sustainability.


As part of this transformation, our project is conducting research in order to understand your opinions as aviation professionals about the main occupations and skills that air transport will need in the future.


We kindly invite you to participate in our research by answering one of the three surveys depending on your role:


For employees working in aviation (incl. unemployed professionals): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1q6aG_B9LJToDubuyhvQH1fluYq_-ziuiSTEeb_dErS8/

For educators involved in provision of academic programs or workforce development: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qvT6mk4zHS2cqeJCs6lRkovzsdyDh-lbnByjYeINLOM/


Your contribution is highly valued. A research report of future occupations and skills required will be shared to you later this year.


Thank you for your participation!

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