iPort at Amsterdam Airport

Reducing carbon emission and costs in the aviation industry through innovative airport design and handling processes

In the iPort project a new approach to both airport design and handling processes is being examined. The iPort concept, which allows landed aircrafts to be managed and prepared for flights at one central rotating structure, offers significant savings in both emissions and resources.


The aviation industry currently accounts for 3% of human generated greenhouse gas emissions. This share is expected to increase to 5%. Up to 90% of these emissions occur during the handling and taxiing of aircraft. Aircraft handling now is a parallel process requiring many resources, while aircraft landing and departing are sequential processes. This accounts for many parallel flows of goods, people, energy, water, food and waste. 

iPort at Amsterdam Airport (IP@AA)
Project Type

Pathfinder – explores relevant climate arenas to identify and prioritize innovation opportunities

Lead Partner

Utrecht University     

Project Partners
Project Location

Pan-European, co-ordinated from the Netherlands

Project Start Date

Transforming the Built Environment