Aviator Airport Alliance, a full-range provider of aviation services at 15 airports across the Nordics, has set itself a goal of becoming net-zero by 2030, cementing the organisation’s commitment to sustainability.
“As a group, we have a strategic target of net-zero emissions for our operations by 2030, with an even more ambitious goal of reaching carbon neutral by 2026,” explained Jo Alex Tanem, CEO of Aviator Airport Alliance. “We firmly believe that by incorporating sustainable fuel into our operations and transitioning our Ground Support Equipment (GSE) fleet to electric power, we can confidently accomplish this objective.”
So far, the company has been on the right path. In Sweden, Aviator has made strong progress in transitioning to electric GSE, with the current proportion standing at 65% and continuing to increase annually. Furthermore, Aviator at Malmö Airport has been fossil fuel-free and using only hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuels since 2021 and Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport joined the fossil-free list at the start of 2023, while Arlanda airport, currently at 85%, is on track to be fully fossil-free latest by the end of 2024.
“Aside from eliminating fossil fuels from our operations, we have also been focusing on performing fully green turnarounds. In 2021, we performed our first all-electric turnarounds for Ryanair and Norwegian at Arlanda Airport, and at the beginning of this summer, we completed the first all-electric turnaround for Lufthansa at Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport. Each time we complete such tasks, we feel proud to be able to serve our clients with integrity and sustainability on our minds,” Jo Alex Tanem shared.
For years Aviator has been striving to reduce its impact on the environment, introducing sustainable practices into operations. With most of the company’s emissions coming from the usage of vehicles and other equipment when delivering ramp service or de-icing to airline customers, Aviator has been paying special attention to the efficiency of operations and energy saving.
Aviator Airport Alliance is part of Avia Solutions Group, the leading aviation business group and the largest global ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance) provider with a fleet of 180, aircraft operating on all continents in the world. The group also provides various aviation services such as MRO, pilots and crew training, ground handling and other interconnected solutions.