In steps, we are replacing the equipment we use on the apron. Generators and vehicles powered by fossil fuels are making way for electrified alternatives in order to reduce emissions on the apron to zero by 2030. The trial with the airlines of taxiing with reduced power will give us an insight into the reduction of emissions as well as noise.
In early 2020, we will start a study in collaboration TNO into the presence of particulate matter and ultrafine particles on the airport apron. Based on the obtained data, we can assess whether and how we can implement improvement measures.
Eindhoven Airport continues research into ultrafine dust on apron
Eindhoven Airport is having research institute TNO conduct exposure measurements in spring 2023 to gain more insight into the emissions of ultrafine dust to which employees on the apron are exposed. In doing so, the airport is following TNO's advice to have follow-up research conducted.
Commissioned by Eindhoven Airport, TNO conducted measurements of ultrafine dust concentrations on the apron from April 7 to May 9, 2022. These showed, among other things, that the 8-hour averages for part of the time were above the RIVM's nano reference values of 50 to 60,000 particles per cubic centimeter. Eindhoven Airport commissioned the measurements because the airport feels it is important to gain more insight into the concentrations of ultrafine dust on the apron.
The airport has been working hard to reduce emissions in various ways. For example, Eindhoven Airport stimulates fleet renewal by lowering the Landing & Take-Off Charges from April 2023. In addition, all Diesel-powered material and equipment will be electrified by 2030 at the latest. Currently, more than 65 percent of equipment is already electric.
Read below the TNO research report (in Dutch) on ultrafine dust concentrations on the platform.
TNO-rapport ultrafijnstofconcentraties op platform