Sustainable taxiing

Dirk Bresser, innovator, OPS:

‘When an aircraft is taxiing, the engines are still running. This produces emissions of CO², NOx and (ultra-)fine particulates. Schiphol aims to be a zero-emissions airport by 2030. This means we need to do something about taxiing in order to achieve that. With sustainable taxiing, the idea is that aircraft no longer use their engines when taxiing, but are towed to and from the runway by a tow truck. This saves on kerosene and reduces emissions.’