Sustainable environmental work
Air traffic is a form of public transport facilitated by airports. It is Finavia's goal to provide a safe, regular and economically viable network of airports and to secure smooth air traffic.
Finavia takes care of the professional development of its employees so that they are able to consider environmental issues in a responsible way in their work. Finavia monitors and evaluates the environmental impact of its operations and regularly reports on them both from the perspective of the entire network of 25 airports and the individual airports as required by local monitoring regulations.
Finavia's responsible operations are based on legislation, international treaties and consideration of the justified expectations of various stakeholders. The most important environmental issues for airports include the antiskid treatments, anti-ice and de-icing treatments for the aircrafts of air carriers and aircraft noise.
What does CD mean?
Finavia launched a three-year Continuous Descent (CD, so called green landings) development project in 2008, which aims for broader adoption of more environmentally friendly aviation practices.
Air traffic and the climate
Emissions from aircraft are the same as with other means of transport. On a global scale, carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from air traffic account for in the region of 2 per cent of emissions resulting from human activities.