On Tuesday, February 4, 2020, aviation professionals and stakeholders gathered in the European Parliament, where the debate on Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Future Aviation in Europe took place and was initiated by the cooperation of FlightPath, SENASA and Airport Regions Council and kindly hosted by the MEP Cesar Luena and his team. The debate was organised in continuation of the highly successful FlightPath final event on sustainable aviation fuel which took place in November 2019 in the ARC premises in Brussels.
The event gathered over 200 attendees including airlines, airports, private sector representatives, European Commission officials, cities and regions representatives, social society and policy-makers. The programme sessions included the speakers from all over Europe – private sector representatives as well as representatives of the European Institutions. Among them, there were names like Haitze Siemers – HoU DG Energy, Andrés Arranz Stancel – SENASA's President, Flor Diaz Pulido – HoU Aviation Policy, DG MOVE and Robert Missen – HoU Innovative & Research, DG MOVE.
Cities and Metropolitan Airport Areas: Looking for New Approaches
The seminar was organised by joint efforts of Metropolis, Airport Regions Conference, Area Metropolitana de Barcelona, Institut d’Aménagement et d’Urbanisme d’Île de France and Atlanta Regional Commission. The topics touched upon in the seminar included metropolisation of global territories, employment areas and reachability of airports. Also, specific studies about Barcelona and Paris airport areas were presented.
The event was organised by the City of Vantaa, Helsinki EU office and Airport Regions Conference and took place in Brussels. The event focused on sustainability and the future of aviation growth in Finland and Europe in general. This event was held in the framework of Finland’s Presidency of the council to the EU.
Governance of airport territories: a European overview
This event gathered public authorities, local communities, airports and operators. The participants agreed that building consensus among airport area stakeholders, especially on complex decisions, such as planning, expansion, zoning, etc., is essential.