AIRPORTS COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL Europe has become an institutional partner of Solar Impulse.

ACI EUROPE is the voice of Europe’s airports, representing some 400 airports in 46 European countries. Member airports handle 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe, welcoming more than 1.5 billion passengers each year. ACI EUROPE has committed to supporting Solar Impulse, promoting its journey and facilitating meaningful contact with airports on operational aspects (landings, take-offs and the associated, relevant safety protocol) of the Solar Impulse flight itinerary in Europe.

“Solar Impulse and ACI EUROPE are a natural fit. Our members are hard at work on some of the most ambitious carbon neutrality goals of the airport industry worldwide and through our carbon management certification programme, Airport Carbon Accreditation, a visible transformation is occurring on the ground. Meanwhile, in the air, Solar Impulse is providing genuine inspiration and visibility to aviation’s irrepressible spirit of innovation and its round-the-world flight is fuelling a global conversation about what aviation can achieve in the decades to come.” Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE.