easyJet Partners With Società Esercizi Aeroportuali for More Sustainable OPS at Milan Airports
easyJet has today signed a Letter of Intent with Società Esercizi Aeroportuali (SEA), the Group that manages Milan Malpensa and Linate airports, with the goal of working together to implement more sustainable operations at the airports.
On Monday (July 11, 2022), easyJet announced the signing of a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Sociatà Esercizi Aeroportuali (SEA), the Group that operates Milan Linate and Malpensa airports, with the goal of working together to implement more sustainable operations at the airports. Both partners agree that in order to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 a joint effort will be required across the entire value chain. The agreement defines the areas where the two companies will collaborate including the use of SAF, research into structural requirements for hydrogen propulsion, improvements in waste management and recycling, and the use of zero-emission ground service equipment (GSE).
In Monday’s announcment, easyJet’s Country Manager in Italy, Lorenzo Lagoria, said,
“Decarbonising aviation is a cross-industry effort, that the whole sector must undertake together. easyJet has committed to achieve net-zero by 2050 when joining the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign last year and also recently announced an interim target to improve its carbon emissions intensity by 35% compared to FY2020, to be achieved by 2035.
“Today’s agreement with SEA demonstrates easyJet’s commitment to continuously look for ways to make its operations ever more sustainable and work closely with all partners involved. Driven by the desire to bring real change to the aviation sector, we can’t wait to start working together on these innovative projects to make the airports of Malpensa and Linate even more efficient and sustainable.”
Also commenting on the new sustainability partnership, SEA’s CEO, Armando Bruno, added,
“SEA has been committed to the environment for a long time, and is well aware that in order to meet the goal of a net-zero air transport by 2050, it is necessary to accelerate and diversify partnerships. This agreement with easyJet, the largest airline in Malpensa, will allow us to tackle emissions in multiple areas of our operations with a focus on the introduction of Sustainable Aviation Fuels.”
easyJet recently announced an interim carbon reduction target of 35 percent by FY 2035 on a FY 2020 baseline as part of their ‘Race to Zero’ to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company has also partnered with Airbus, GKN Aerospace, Cranfield Aerospace Solutions and Wright Electric, in support of technologies which will ultimately deliver zero carbon emission flying. In the interim, easyJet is completely focused on reducing carbon emissions through existing and emerging technologies and improvements in operational efficiency.
Source: easyJet / Digital News Agency