Brussels Airport commits to strengthening UFP reduction actions

    Brussels Airport announced (21-Feb-2020) plans to bolster actions to reduce ultrafine particle (UFP) emissions and ground noise from engine test runs. In addition to measures already being carried out, such as reducing taxiing times and electrification of ground infrastructure, the airport aims to implement the following measures:

    • Use of electric taxiing;
    • Differentiating airport charges based on emissions and noise;
    • Joining an EU research programme to provide sustainable aviation fuel;
    • Collaboration with researchers to apply innovative technologies for the reduction of UFP, such as UFP capture. [more – original PR]