In its climate protection package, "Fit for 55," the European Commission proposes three measures for aviation: introducing a kerosene tax, tightening emissions trading (ETS), and introducing an increasing blending mandate for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). By 2050, aviation is to be CO2-neutral.
The member airports of ACI (Airports Council International) Europe confirmed their ambitious climate targets today at the second ACI Aviation Sustainability Summit. The airports have renewed their commitment to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions they produce to net zero by no later than 2050. Back in 2019, the Munich Airport was one of Europe's first to commit to the “Net Zero Carbon” initiative of ACI Europe. Meanwhile, 235 European airports have signed a voluntary commitment to this effect. In this way, they want to contribute to the full decarbonization of the aviation industry by 2050.
ACI EUROPE the association of the European airport industry, together with other leading European aviation associations have today presented a strategy paper to the European Commission in Brussels detailing the route by which all system partners – from airports and airlines through aerospace manufacturers all the way through to air traffic controllers – can work collectively to achieve net zero CO2 emissions in Europe’s aviation sector. With the position paper “Destination 2050 – A Route to Net Zero European Aviation,” the European aviation industry is presenting a roadmap to making sustainable aviation a reality. In 2019, over 200 European airports already pledged to deliver net zero airport CO2 emissions by 2050. Munich Airport was one of the first airports in Germany to sign this “Net Zero carbon” resolution.
The airport association ACI World has presented Munich Airport with an award for its commitment to preventing the further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “ACI Airport Health certificate” confirms Munich Airport’s successful implementation of effective health and safety measures in accordance with the recommendations of the ICAO Council’s Aviation Recovery Task Force and the joint EASA/ECDC Aviation Health Safety Protocol. The ACI EUROPE guidelines for safe air travel are also consistently implemented at Munich Airport.
Munich Airport and bayern design present smart solutions to make life easier in the future - from refrigerators that think for themselves to intelligent street lighting. Munich Airport's Terminal 2 is hosting a new exhibition by bayern design, the center of competence for design in the State of Bavaria.