Focus on the environment
Environmental economics in the air
Moss Airport Rygge is a newly established, regional airport located about 90 kilometers south of Norways main airport. All our airplane traffic will probably be heading south. Total fuel saving per passenger for a round trip could be more than 7 liters. This can equal about 1 ton in reduced fuel consumption for a fully loaded airplane. In this way, air traffic coming and going at Rygge could signify important fuel savings, and with that less pollution. That is why Moss Airport Rygge will be a good supplement in addition to the main airport, for environmental reasons.
Environmental economics on the road
stfold is the county in Norway with the longest average travel time per passenger for getting to the nearest airport, despite stfold County having widespread business activity, and being densely populated.
The construction of Moss Airport Rygge will lead to average travel time for stfold County inhabitants being reduced from the current 1 hour 45 minutes, to at least one-third. Quality travel opportunities from Moss Airport Rygge will lead to a reduction in tens of millions of kilometers of road traffic travel each year over road systems, all because of shortened traveling distances to and from the airport.
Environmental certification of the airport
Moss Airport Rygge plans to be an environmentally certified airport. Our standards will be based on ISO 14001, achieving this goal sometime during 2008.
The environmental certification will include all civilian enterprises at the airport. We put great pride in reaching this goal.
Mandatory environmental training for all employees
All airport employees are required to participate in mandatory environmental training workshops, just as security guards employed at our airport are required to fulfill security guard training to be given an access card to the civil air terminal area.
Comprehensive source sorting of garbage and waste
A complex system for sorting and handling waste and garbage produced at the terminal was in place from the day we opened our doors. Areas for public use have a preliminary system for sorting waste into 3 categories, while the goods receiving area and waste reception department are prepared with much more detailed and professional sorting systems. Our ambition is to be Norways best airport where this is concerned.
Environmental focus for purchasing routines
The civilian terminal will strive to select suppliers based on criteria established for environmental matters being an important element in our selections.
New and modern de-icing platform
A brand new, state of the art de-icing platform has been built at the airport, to be used by both civilian and military airplanes.
The platform has been constructed in a way to ensure de-icing is done in environmentally responsible ways. A brand new drainage and run-off water system has been created for the taxiways and runways so that these are also able to collect any liquids that might drip from the planes after de-icing.
The climate around Rygge is milder than the climate found around Gardemoen Airport near Oslo, meaning a significant reduction in the total number of annual de-icings per airplane to be done at Rygge, compared with de-icing done at Gardemoen. This is also true for the de-icing agents used on the runway and taxiways.
Accumulation of de-icing liquids
Glycol used during de-icing will be accumulated as far as this is possible.
The collected concentrate will be processed, and turned into the following products:
- Catalyst for reducing nitrogen emissions from the sewage system
We are very proud that we are able to re-use the used glycol in an environmentally favorable manner.
In the future, we will also be looking closer at possible recycling re-use of liquids, through our distillation process.
Norways most stringent emission permit
Moss Airport Rygge has Norways most stringent emission permit. The airport infrastructure has been designed and constructed to meet these demands. Extensive measurement programs have been established to uncover any possible errors or problems in the system. The operational procedures have also been adapted to meet these strict permit demands. We will do our best to satisfy the demands established for this.