transport and environment issues

Mon, 20th November, 2017

AICES members are fully supportive of measures to improve the environment and actively promote their own initiatives, such as the introduction of quieter, more fuel efficient aircraft engines and environmentally friendly vehicles.

One example of the numerous voluntary projects AICES members have been working on is the initiative to reduce the impact of night operations:

  • Investment in new aircraft - To reduce noise and emissions, the express industry is investing over 3,300 million euros in quieter and cleaner aircraft for use in Europe.
  • Adaptation of operational and flight procedures to minimise noise impact - Express operators co-operate with airport authorities to develop flight procedures which have the least impact on the environment, while respecting safety requirements.
  • Divert the transport of shipments from air to road or rail - Whenever possible, express operators divert from air to road.