GHI Webinar: a greener outlook?

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Will COVID-19 be the trigger for a greener aviation age? Join GHI’s Sustainability Webinar.

Discover how the coronavirus pandemic can be used as a positive force to usher in a greener aviation age at GHI’s Sustainability in Aviation Webinar, on Thursday, September 3.

The free-to-attend session will be held in partnership with Vestergaard Company.

Lockdowns and travel bans have triggered record breaking drops in C02 emissions and the sight of wildlife returning to old habitats. As operations return, our sector will be under pressure not to undo the good work.

This session will hear from leading airlines, airports, handlers and equipment manufacturers on how to use the pandemic as the primer for creating a more sustainable practice.

Confirmed panellists include: Neil Pritchard, Head of Ops Transformation and Ground Handling, Heathrow airport; Jelmer Melissen, Business Development Manager, Viggo; Lars Barsoe, VP Sales & Marketing, Vestergaard Company and Jani Elasmaa, VP Head of Operations Support Northern Europe, Swissport

Topics will include: reducing fuel burn during ground time; embracing electric GSE; stakeholder collaboration and achieving sustainable operations; the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels and where next?

The GHI Big Debate: Sustainability in Aviation

Date: September 3, 10.00am.

Format: A 90 minute Webinar bringing together business leaders from leading airlines, ground handlers, airports and industry suppliers to discuss a blueprint for delivering sustainability within their operations. The session will include an online audience Q&A and be chaired by GHI Conference Chairman, Max Gosney.


  • Will Covid-19 usher in a greener age? Has the pandemic led to irrevocable change in public attitudes to emissions, as the skies and roads have cleared during the crisis? How do we tackle the twin questions of cutting emissions and making cash savings?
  • Sustainability as a new business tool: How can ground handlers use sustainable kit as a marketing aid to appeal to airlines. What is driving the agendas of our airline colleagues and how do we capitalise?
  • Airport infrastructure: How do we ensure our operating environments support switches to electrification?
  • Electric GSE, GPUs and bio fuels: What are the latest developments in ramp equipment?
  • Stakeholder collaboration and sustainability: partnerships between manufacturers, airlines, airports and handlers that embrace sustainable technology.

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