Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport, recertified by ACI for carbon emission reduction
Bucharest Airports National Company was recertified by ACI with the Airport Carbon Accreditation, Level 2 – REDUCTION for Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (AIHCB).
This accreditation represents the acknowledgement of all the efforts made for managing and reducing carbon emissions and comes to prove once again, that CNAB’s concern for environmental protection is not only a priority, but it leads to measurable results in this area.
Henri Coanda International Airport is the first airport in Romania which received, in 2013, the Airport Carbon Accreditation, Level 1 – MAPPING, being included at the same time in the top 90 airports in the world which met international criteria to be accredited for the analysis and reduction of carbon emission.
Bucharest Airports carbon mark – Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport bias point – includes direct emissions of CO2 from its own resources or under the direct control of the airport (heating stations, electric set, vehicles fleet, ground support aircraft equipment, facilities in case of fire), and also indirect CO2 emissions by acquired power consumption. Airport Carbon Accreditation certification, Level 1, was obtained after a laborious process of identifying and evaluating these resources.
It should be noted that carbon reduction was achieved under a substantial increase in traffic (passengers and aircrafts) on Henri Coanda International Airport.
At the present day, the global Airport Carbon Accreditation program accredited 157 airports, of which 108 are in Europe (29 are accredited at Level 1, 37 at Level 2, 20 at Level 3 and 22 at Level 3+).
Airport Carbon Accreditation is one of the most important programme of Airports Council International and is being managed by an independent organization whose members are representatives of the European Commission, United Nations Environment Programme, International Civil Aviation Organization, the European Conference of Civil Aviation, and the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation, EUROCONTROL.
Bucharest Airports National Company started functioning on February the 5th, 2010, ensuring the operational coordination and the management of the two airports in Bucharest. The company was set up following the merger of the two companies managing at that time Bucharest’s airports: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport and Bucharest-Baneasa Aurel Vlaicu International Airport.
Airports Council International (ACI) is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports. Established in 1991, ACI represents airports interests with Governments and international organizations such as ICAO, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world.