Our zero vision
In 2020, Swedavia reached its goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions from its own airport operations.
There is extensive work behind our success in achieving zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions. We purchase green electricity for all of our operations, our uninterruptible power supply runs on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), our vehicle fleet runs on HVO, fossil-free gas or green electricity, and we purchase biogasol and biogas.
Read more about our work with our zero emissions goal, what else we do and what you can do to contribute to aviation’s transition to net zero operations.
Expanded climate work
All of Swedavia’s airports are accredited at the ACA 3+ level in accordance with Airport Council International (ACI) Europe’s standards for the climate work of airports. That means our airports continuously reduce fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their own operations, offset the emissions that have not yet been reduced and help other businesses operating at the airports to reduce their emissions. At the end of 2020, we achieved our goal of zero fossil carbon dioxide emissions for the airport operations run under our own management.
The next goal is to have all the airports accredited at the ACA 4+ level, which means that agents for de-icing runways/aircraft and coolants will be included in the measurements. We shall also work to a greater extent to engage and work together with other companies and organisations that have significant carbon dioxide emissions at the airports in order to continue reducing emissions together. Over time, all the operations at our airports will switch to renewable energy sources. This work is in line with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s goal not to exceed a 1.5 C degree rise in global warming as well as Swedavia’s strategy and goals for proactive climate change adaptation.
You can read more about the programme here.
Read more here about Swedavia’s environmental work.
Testing arena for electric aircraft – Green Flyway
Green Flyway is a project to create an international testing arena for electric and autonomous aircraft in Östersund and Röros connected to an airspace corridor between Trondheim, Röros and Östersund. The project was launched on October 1, 2020, making Åre Östersund Airport the first of Swedavia’s ten airports to test and prepare infrastructure enabling the transition to increased electrification of aviation.
The test centre enables the testing of electric aircraft and drones under the scope of the EU/interregional project Green Flyway. The goals of the project are also to investigate airspace control for autonomous aircraft, adapt airports to electric operations, work to develop electric air routes and spread knowledge and skills.
You can read more about the project here