AAIS members were pleased to have been invited to participate in a Sustainability Forum held in association with the 46th ASEAN Air Transport Working Group meetings from 12 to 15 September 2022. The forum, which took place on 14 September at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore saw AAIS members participating as industry observers in-person and online.

Given increasing efforts and attention on the mitigation of climate change, the forum focused on airport sustainability and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), with speakers from the region sharing their experiences in the implementation of sustainability practices in airports.

The session kicked off with Opening remarks by Mr Daniel Ng, Chief Sustainability Officer at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). This was followed by a presentation by Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific covering the Airport Carbon Accreditation programme and best practices in green airport infrastructure. Following that, representatives from Hong Kong International Airport (China) and Iloilo Airport (the Philippines) joined the session virtually to share on the Environmental Management Systems (EMS) that have been implemented on their sites towards achieving carbon reduction targets. Opportunities were also provided for meeting participants and observers to put forward questions to the panel of speakers.

The second part of the programme featured a presentation on the EMS and sustainability practices at Changi Airport. Some insights were shared about the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) pilot project in Singapore and Changi Airport’s facilitation process behind SAF deployment. Last but not least, participants heard from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) which gave a high-level briefing on the findings of its recent study on its SAF report.

We thank CAAS for providing the opportunity for industry members to partake in this important regional forum.