In 2020, EASA launched the Environmental Portal to facilitate sharing of Aircraft Noise Certificate information together with the ANP Database for sharing Aircraft Noise and Performance data.
During 2020, approximately 50% of operations in Europe were by aircraft compliant with the latest Chapter 14 noise standard.
There are significant delays in approving and implementing the Performance Based Navigation transition plans, which in turn delays the achievement of environmental benefits.
Collaboration of all relevant stakeholders is critical in identifying optimum solutions to mitigate environmental impacts around airports, while accounting for system constraints.
As the aviation sector evolves to respond to environmental challenges, and new market segments are created, airport infrastructure also needs to adapt accordingly.
By 2030, the European Green Deal’s Zero Pollution Action Plan aims to reduce the share of people chronically disturbed by transport noise by 30% and improve air quality to reduce the number of premature deaths caused by air pollution by 55% (compared to 2017).
In 2020, the Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme added Levels 4 (Transformation) and 4+ (Transition) to support airports in achieving net zero CO2 emissions and to align it with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
More than 90 European airports are already set to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2030, with 10 airports managed by Swedavia having already achieved this target.