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Royal Schiphol Group is constantly working on making its airports and the aviation sector more sustainable. Here is the latest news.

  • Sustainable upgrade at Schiphol

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    Contractors at Schiphol are becoming more and more sustainable. A great example is the upgrade of the Regionals Platform, home base for KLM Cityhopper.

  • Using mist to reduce ultrafine particles

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    Using mist to reduce particulate matter is a technique used in construction. Now we're seeing if it can lower the amount of ultrafine particles at the airport.

  • Schiphol sets up Sustainability Advisory Board

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    The initiative stems from the desire to gather independent thinkers to reflect on Schiphol's ambitions when it comes to making aviation more sustainable.

  • New electric ground equipment at Schiphol

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    Trial to sustainably provide large planes with power when parked at the airport.

  • How can planes fly on hydrogen?

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    Get ready to brush up on your chemistry knowledge with this blog filled with H2, O2 and H2Os. It’s high time to discover more about hydrogen!

  • Five surprising facts about Schiphol

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    Do you know how many electric vehicles there are at Schiphol? How green the energy is that you use to charge up your mobile phone at the gate?

  • Let’s Power Up for electric flight in Europe!

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    Flying in Europe in an easy, fast, cheap and emission-free way? If the bright minds at Power Up have anything to do with it that could be a possibility.

  • How can flying become cleaner and greener?

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    Schiphol wants to speed up sustainable aviation. With solutions like flying on hydrogen, cleaner kerosene and consuming less we’re aiming for a better future.

  • Circular demolition

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    How do you demolish a building in a circular way? And how does Schiphol go about it?

  • More and more solar panels

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    You can find solar panels at an increasing number of locations at Schiphol!

  • Wildlife trafficking

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    This is how Schiphol tackles the illegal trade in animals and plants.

  • Power bank for planes

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    Schiphol provides planes at the gate with more sustainable energy.

  • 5 facts about ultrafine particles

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    TNO has investigated ultrafine particle concentrations at Schiphol. What measures is Schiphol taking?

  • First hydrogen-powered air route

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    Royal Schiphol Group working on first hydrogen-powered commercial flight route.

  • Sustainable taxiing roadmap

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    Schiphol wants sustainable taxiing to be standard procedure at the airport by 2030.

  • Sustainable aviation. What can you do?

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    The aviation sector is working hard to reduce the CO₂ produced by flying. But there’s a lot you can do too!

  • Sustainable aviation. What’s Schiphol doing?

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    Our CEO Dick Benschop is at the Glasgow climate summit. Schiphol has already been working on reducing CO₂-emissions for years now.

  • Sustainable aviation gaining speed

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    Royal Schiphol Group is leading a major European collaboration to accelerate the process of more sustainable aviation.

  • First electric aircraft at Schiphol

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    NLR gains experience and knowledge about electric flight with the Pipistrel Velis Electro.

  • PET bottle collection

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    PET bottles recycled to a high standard and deposit donated to charity.

  • RTHA to become energy positive

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    Rotterdam The Hague Airport is creating a solar park containing 37,000 solar panels. Producing 14GWh of electricity – 3 times more than RTHA actually needs.

  • M corridor undergoes sustainable metamorphosis

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    Circular furniture and exhibition: a more sustainable passenger journey.

  • Greener grass

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    5000 tonnes of grass clippings from the runway area will be given a second life. It will be turned into special panels, to be used in our construction projects.

  • Living lab for electric flight 

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    Eindhoven Airport, Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Groningen Airport Eelde are going to be testing small electric aircraft

  • Sustainable taxiing uses less fuel

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    Testing done at Schiphol has shown that sustainable taxiing with a special vehicle - the taxibot - can lead to fuel savings of at least 50%.

  • Less noise nuisance for neighbours

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    Schiphol and LVNL’s 16 new measures to reduce noise nuisance in the local area

  • European roadmap for CO2-neutral aviation

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    Specific European-wide measures for a CO2-neutral aviation sector in 2050.

  • Investing in synthetic fuel development

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    Schiphol Group is part of two start-ups that are going to advance the development and production of synthetic fuels

  • Adapting to a changing climate

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    Schiphol is 4.5 metres below sea level. Because of climate change, the airport is in a vulnerable position.

  • Sustainable fuel available at Schiphol

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    Aircraft Fuel Supply, responsible for supplying fuel at Schiphol, now offers sustainable fuel

  • Sustainable hotel shuttles

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    Schiphol, Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN) and Municipality Haarlemmermeer are collaborating on a shuttle system between Schiphol and hotels in the area.

  • Getting to Schiphol by metro

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    The first billion for the expansion of the North-South line to Schiphol has been allocated. Extending it strengthens Schiphol's position as a multimodal hub

  • Sustainable taxiing: which route will we take?

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    In this blog we will talk in more detail about A-SMGCS, which is an important prerequisite for the introduction of sustainable taxiing at major airports.

  • Flying emission-free

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    Does flying emission-free in a hydrogen-powered plane seem like a distant prospect to you? It’s actually closer than you think!

  • It takes two TaxiBots to tango!

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    Taxiing in a plane to the Polderbaan will be more sustainable. Schiphol is buying two TaxiBots that will be used to tow aircraft to and from the runway.