PROJECTS

iPort at Amsterdam Airport

PROJECT TYPE

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

LOCATION

Pan-European, co-ordinated from the Netherlands

START DATE
January 2014
LEAD PARTNER

Utrecht University     

THEME

Transforming the Built Environment

PARTNERS

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. 

 
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