Airways Corporation of New Zealand Limited Annual Report 2018 2019
OUR PERFORMANCE SO FAR This year Airways employed a dedicated sustainability advisor to manage our initiatives. Our progress to date has been focused on reducing waste and tackling carbon emissions. A focus on waste A key sustainability initiative for Airways is to design and implement waste collection that diverts material from landfill and forms a basis for a zero waste organisation. The starting point was to understand the waste we generate, our existing waste facilities and services, and identify opportunities for improvement. This investigation involved surveying each of our domestic facilities, conversations with our existing waste providers, data interrogation where available and engagement with our staff. As an initial step we are working to minimise disposable materials entering our business. One staff-led initiative completed during the year was providing reusable Keep Cups at all our premises – a key step embraced whole-heartedly by our people. We estimate that the 1,000 cups purchased have the potential to remove over 50,000 disposable takeaway cups from landfill every year. Tackling carbon emissions Airways generates greenhouse gases primarily through our fleet of vehicles, electricity use and company travel. We also have a significant influence over the carbon emissions of our airline customers through the efficient direction of aircraft. We are reducing our impact in the skies through our introduction and use of Performance Based Navigation procedures, and with our Collaborative Arrivals Manager tool which minimises delays and maximises efficiencies for airlines.
CHAIR AND CEO’S REVIEW
INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
Performance Based Navigation Performance Based Navigation (PBN) plays an integral part in Airways’ commitment to reduce the environmental footprint of the aviation industry. Identified as a number one priority for the International Civil Aviation Association (ICAO) and aviation industry, PBN is a key component of the Civil Aviation Authority’s New Southern Sky (NSS) national airspace and air navigation programme. Airways’ PBN implementation programme is delivering environmental and economic benefits through the reduction of CO 2 emissions, fuel savings and lower aircraft operating costs. With PBN procedures, aircraft follow optimised flight paths, allowing for safer, more predictable flights. Our $9 million programme of work to develop and deploy PBN procedures and technology into our airspace across 17 controlled aerodromes is nearing completion. PBN implementation projects at Napier and Gisborne will conclude in November 2020, the final two of 50 separate projects completed over seven years. During the year PBN procedures were deployed into Christchurch, Nelson and Whenuapai. In November 2018 we partnered with Christchurch Airport, the Board of Airline Representatives New Zealand (BARNZ) and New Southern Sky (NSS) to complete a PBN flight path trial. Another trial commenced in Wellington in September 2018, in conjunction with our partners Wellington Airport, BARNZ and NSS. Trials of PBN flight paths help us to gather information about their environmental and efficiency benefits, and also to fully understand impacts on local residents. PBN procedures in New Zealand airspace are estimated to provide benefits of around $3.6 million per year, including more than $1 million in fuel savings for our airline customers. The improved efficiency has also allowed our airline customers to avoid 4,800 tonnes of carbon emissions and resulted in 76,000 minutes of saved flight time.
INTEGRATING DRONES INTO OUR AIRSPACE
AIRWAYS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PERFORMANCE AND PROGRESS AGAINST SCI METRICS
EVA KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION
GOVERNANCE AT AIRWAYS
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