Working Together

Airport Carbon Accreditation helps to improve the accountability and transparency between airports and their wider airport stakeholders by responding to their concerns about aviation and climate change.
Similarly, the agreements entered into by ACI with key stakeholders, such as airlines, air traffic control, ground transport and public transport help provide a framework for this process.  Two key agreements are listed below’

Established collaborations include:
  • A Memorandum of Understanding between ACI EUROPE and EUROCONTROL (Oct 2008 download). This involves the implementation of Airport-Collaborative Decision-Making (A-CDM) at European airports, allowing for a potential reductions in aircraft runway taxi-ing times (and corresponsing emissions). 

  • An agreement between ACI EUROPE, CANSO, EUROCONTROL and IATA on Continuous Descent Approach (CDA) (April 2009 download). CDA is an air traffic control operation which reduces fuel burn when aircraft come in to land, lowering carbon emissions. CDA is now in place at over 100 European airports.