Airport partners sign Circular Economy Commitment

Today, skeyes has signed the Circular Economy Commitment, created within the Sustainable Transition Chair, an initiative of Antwerp Management School and the University of Antwerp. 5 leading companies of the airport community, Brussels Airport, Brussels Airlines, TUI, DHL Aviation and Aviapartner, have also signed and commit themselves to strictly applying the principles of the circular economy within their company and to taking concrete steps towards a sustainable transformation.

"Today, more than ever, we need to take action to make the way we work more sustainable. Research and innovation, as well as knowledge sharing and co-creation with all partners in the ecosystem will be crucial to develop a greener, sustainable aviation. This has been the ambition of Brussels Airport for many years and this crisis is a golden opportunity to accelerate the necessary changes together with all our airport partners. Today we are taking a first concrete step together by signing this Circular Economy Commitment so as to embed the circular economy principle in the way we work and think", says Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company.

Johan Decuyper, skeyes CEO: “skeyes takes its commitment to help realise sustainable development goals on an economic, social and ecologic level quite to heart. Our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy is based on different pillars. One of the themes is waste management. At the beginning of this year we launched a new waste sorting programme and set ourselves clear goals to further reduce, sort and recycle waste. Joining the Circular Economy Leadership Group is for skeyes not only a logical next step in our circular thinking process but also an incentive to go even further. skeyes will keep taking initiatives regarding waste-, material- and energy streams. Taking this step together with some of our partners at Brussels Airport reinforces our view. Together we are working towards a more sustainable aviation sector.”

Peter Gerber, CEO of Brussels Airlines: "Air transport makes it possible for people to come together internationally, to share knowledge and to join forces. That is exactly what we want to achieve by signing this Circular Economy Commitment. We want to share our knowledge and experience to ensure a sustainable way of working for aviation and other sectors in Belgium. Brussels Airlines is part of a strong international group that makes sustainability a priority. Successful initiatives can therefore easily be shared with other companies within the Lufthansa Group and thus make a difference on an international scale."

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Dominique Dehaene

skeyes - Communication Manager & Spokesperson

Audrey Dorigo

Porte-Parole, skeyes

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skeyes ensures the safety and efficiency of air traffic in Belgium 24/7. The skeyes air traffic controllers manage over 3,000 aircraft every day, which makes up over a million flight movements per year. The autonomous public company is active at the heart of Europe, in one of the busiest and most complex sections of airspace of the continent. skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres (*). The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.

skeyes is a member of FABEC, a joint airspace block (Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland) with the aim of improving air navigation efficiency in the heart of Europe in the framework of the Single European Sky.

(*) The upper airspace of the Benelux countries and North West Germany is managed jointly with the EUROCONTROL centre in Maastricht. 


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