Airport Show to Demonstrate Technology for Sustainable and ‘green’ Airports

Airport Show to Demonstrate Technology for Sustainable and ‘green’ Airports

With officials becoming focused on sustainability to ensure a better future for the airport industry, Reed Exhibitions Middle East is focusing on sustainability at the world’s largest airport industry B2B platform that will be organised from 17th to 19th May at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

The 21st edition of Airport Show, under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, will provide insights about airports facing the sustainability challenge.

Airport show, in partnership with dnata, will launch e-Apron zone, which will provide exhibitors an opportunity to display electric and hybrid ground handling equipment and GSE.

With the Airports Council International (ACI) predicting global passenger traffic recovering by 2023-end to the 2019 levels, airports, especially in the Middle East region, have started sharply focusing on their sustainability and ‘green’ goals.

More vulnerable to climate changes than most regions due to limited water supplies and harsh summers, the Middle East is expected to see its aviation market reaching the US$23.07 billion mark in 2026. The region is seeing airports using environment-friendly reclaimed wood, daylighting systems and water treatment technologies.

Raed Younes, Vice President, UAE and Regional Business Development at dnata, said that reducing the carbon footprint is a key target for dnata as a world-leading air and travel services provider at 129 airports and we expect more exhibitors will join our efforts for more sustainable operations.

"The airport operations have a sharp focus on reviewing the intensity of environmental impacts like carbon emissions, energy consumption, air and noise pollution, waste management and biodiversity. They are practising innovative, unconventional and alternative solutions and, through operational efficiency, working drive significant sustainability," he added.

Firas Abu Ltaif, Exhibition Manager at Reeds Exhibitions, said,

"Airports require to be fully prepared for the boom coming soon. Airports, as part of the ecosystem, are working their ways in the climate change domain. The Airport Show added sustainability to its agenda as the airports on every continent have been focussing on ways to cope with the climate change challenges and the ACI Airport Carbon Accreditation programme moving fast on its missions."

The Show’s co-located events are ATC Forum, Airport Security Middle East, Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF) and Women in Aviation (WIA) Forum, Airport Passengers Experience Conference and the Future GSE Summit.

News Source: Emirates News Agency

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