BH International Airport To Offer Brazils 1st All-Electric Turn-Around
TLD is proud to be heavily involved with a new project developed in partnership with Real Aviation and BH Airport. The project involves an investment of more than BRL 30 million and will exclusively serve 100% of the company’s flights in Belo Horizonte until the end of 2023.
The partnership’s objective is to assist the LATAM Group on its journey to be a 100% carbon neutral company by 2050. The volume of CO2 that will no longer be emitted corresponds to the equivalent consumption of diesel-powered equipment
This week, LATAM becomes the first airline in Brazil to use 100% electricity in ground operations. This is because, as of this Tuesday (28/6), the Ground Handling* operation of at least 50% of the company’s flights in Belo Horizonte/Confins (the equivalent of 10 daily flights currently) will be completely carried out by equipment powered by electricity instead of diesel exclusively. The initiative will make LATAM stop emitting 114 tons of CO2 in the next 12 months at the Minas Gerais airport. This volume corresponds to the CO2 equivalent consumption of diesel-powered equipment used to service your operation today.
The pilot project received an investment of more than R$30 million and was developed in partnership with Real Aviation and BH Airport. The action is fully connected with the renewed Sustainability strategy of the LATAM group, announced in 2021. In the Climate Change pillar, the group aims to be a 100% carbon neutral company by 2050.
“This is a clear step by LATAM towards more sustainable aviation. We are already taking concrete steps at this time and in this direction, to prioritize partners with solutions that contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint. Our commitment is to move forward so that we can expand this and other initiatives to all the airports we fly to”, says Jerome Cadier, CEO of LATAM Brazil.