HKIA Awarded Gold Recognition in Green Airports Recognition 2021
- 15 Jun 2021
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) was awarded Gold Recognition in the Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Green Airports Recognition 2021 programme for its outstanding achievement in improving local air quality through the airport’s “Ground Services Equipment (GSE) Pooling Scheme – Phase 1”.
The Airport Authoirty Hong Kong (AA) rolled out the new GSE Pooling Scheme in 2018, with initial implementation at midfield apron. Under the scheme, ramp handling operators (RHOs) serving different aircraft can rent from the AA critical GSE stationed at parking stands. Instead of deploying their own diesel-powered GSE from flight to flight across the apron, RHOs can make use of the AA’s GSE, of which 95% are electric-powered, at every parking stand. This will minimise the overall GSE mobilisation and traffic on the apron, thus reducing carbon emissions and saving energy.
Steven Yiu, Deputy Director, Service Delivery of the AA, said, “We are honoured to receive this recognition from ACI, which reflects the AA’s dedication to reduce HKIA’s environmental impact and make it one of the world’s greenest airports. I would also like to express my appreciation to our business partners and stakeholders for supporting the smooth implementation of the GSE Pooling Scheme. For the next phase, the scheme will be expanded beyond Midfield to cover parking stands at Terminal 1 and eventually the future T2 Concourse.”