Electricity consumption in buildings dedicated to ground operations, like aircraft maintenance and tertiary activities, generates indirect greenhouse gas emissions. We are targeting a 20% improvement in ground operation energy efficiency by 2020 (relative to the 2011 level), by optimizing energy consumption and increasing the use of renewable energies. In our buildings and hangars, we look for innovative solutions and turn to renewable energies. Our new facilities are designed to respect the principles of low environmental impact construction to ensure the comfort, health and safety of the people who use them, and to effectively manage energy use.
Tons of aircraft parts and metal recycled
Liters of water used to clean a 777 vs 12000 before
(%) Improvement in ground operation energy efficiency by 2020
Promoting the principles of the circular economy
We continue to develop programs for aircraft maintenance waste. Where possible, the principle of cradle-to-cradle is applied to bring waste back into a new production cycle with the goal of streamlining and controlling all technical waste flows. The process includes procedures to reuse and recover spare parts. Within the framework of the Reverse project at AFI KLM E&M Engines, Equipment and Services department, used equipment has five possible new destinations: re-using, dismantling and re-certification, reselling (in its current state), reconditioning as a non-aeronautical product, and treatment as waste. We aim to make circular economy and the optimization of environmental and economic performance of waste reprocessing an integral part of our business.More information in the Sustainability Report 2018