A future-proof airport
Lelystad Airport, a sustainable airport.
Lelystad Airport as the most sustainable airport, that’s the ambition
Lelystad Airport is the largest general aviation airport in the Netherlands, with more than 80,000 annual air transport movements. It accommodates regional flights, pilot training, business aviation, air ambulance, helicopter flights, sightseeing flights, maintenance and more.
Renewable energy sources
Many of these flights are short flights and suitable for battery-electric or hydrogen-powered aircraft. As technology advances and range improves, more and more flights will use these renewable energy sources.
Sustainability goals for 2030 and 2050
As part of the Royal Schiphol Group, Lelystad Airport aims to achieve sustainability goals for 2030 and 2050. Royal Schiphol Group aims to operate the world’s most sustainable and high-quality airports. By 2030, they aim for zero-carbon emissions and zero-waste from their own operations by 2030. For international aviation, the goal is to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with an intermediate goal of reducing carbon emissions to 2005 levels or lower by 2030.
To achieve our sustainability goals, we are focusing on three projects
The 2030 Sustainable Airport Roadmap
We will analyse and evaluate alternative energy sources by assessing current energy consumption and identifying opportunities for improvement. The roadmap will guide us in creating an emission-free airport. It will also highlight the importance of a circular economy and promote strong cooperation with local communities.
Vision of electric aviation
Flights within a range of 500 km are ideal for battery-powered aviation. As technology advances, flight ranges will increase and the demand for electric power will grow. At Lelystad Airport, we have identified a solid base to develop services that support sustainable, battery-powered aviation. We have sufficient space to expand our solar energy production for a battery storage facility, enabling efficient distribution of green energy to aircraft charging facilities through a DC network.
Vision of hydrogen-powered aviation
The Flevoland region is ambitious in its contribution to the Netherlands’ energy transition. We recognise the province’s potential to play a key role in the production, transport, storage, conversion and application of green hydrogen. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the government and several regional companies, promoting cooperation in various market segments, including aviation, mobility, logistics, energy, maritime and agriculture. This joint effort will result in a hydrogen supply network to fuel the air traffic of the future.
E-mail to Sander Mulder, [email protected].