Turkish Airlines Annual Report 2010

22,000 tons

Fuel saved
Under Turkish Airlines’s “Fuel Economy Project”, 22,000 tons of fuel were saved, resulting in about 70,000 fewer tons of CO<sub>2</sub> emissions by the airline.

Maximum environmental awareness for the sake of future generations

The environmental pollution that’s caused by the energy models still being used by many industries make the shift to renewable energy sources an important item on today’s agenda. That’s why Turkish Airlines strives to achieve a cleaner world by using energy resources efficiently.

 

Quality Assurance and Environmental Concerns / Environmental Awareness

 

Mindful of the future's environment today

Advances in technology make everyday life more convenient but they are also rapidly causing increasingly more harm to nature and the environment. The greenhouse gas emissions that are generated by many industrial activities are not only environmentally polluting but also play a signally important role in climate change. At a time when the need for the transportation sector in general and the airline industry in particular to change over to more renewable energy models is high on the world’s agenda, Turkish Airlines is positioned in the landscape as a global actor.

In line with this and while always being mindful of flight safety and security issues, Turkish Airlines once again continued its efforts in 2010 to develop more environment-friendly policies, to leave a more livable environment for future generations by making more effective use of natural resources, and to increase environmental awareness.

As a result of various activities carried out under the Fuel Economy Project that was launched last year to make more efficient use of fuel and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, about 22,000 fewer tons of fuel were used in 2010 than during the previous year. This also had the result of the airline’s generating about 70,000 fewer tons of CO<sub>2</sub> emissions.

By controlling the factors that play an important role in fuel conservation through more efficient flight management, ground handling management, technical maintenance, and dispatching practices, another step was taken towards the goal of achieving a cleaner world.

Turkish Airlines Teknik A.Ş. and the Environment
Our environment policy commitment under the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System is to fulfill all the requirements of law with regard to the principle of respecting the world and to leave a livable environment for future generations by fostering among all our employees a consciousness that they are members of an organization which is aware of the environmental impact of its activities, which seeks to be environmentally compatible, and which constantly develops itself in this direction.

Work under the HABOM (Aviation Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Center) project is continuing in the areas of a trigeneration system to produce electricity and heat from natural gas, heat pumps that make use of underground heat sources for heating and cooling, producing heat and electricity from solar power, and storage systems for collected rainwater.

Under the “Green Airport Project” initiated by the Turkish Civil Aviation Authority (SHGM), Turkish Airlines has received certification as a “Green Airport Organization” by virtue of the environmental practices that it adheres to under its Environmental Quality Management System. The aim of the Green Airport Project is to encourage organizations that operate at airports to initiate new efforts and to continue with existing ones to systematically reduce, and if possible entirely eliminate, any harm which they have caused or may cause to human health and the environment.

In order to support efforts to combat climate change at both the national and international levels and to create carbon sinks that will reduce carbon emissions and their effects, Turkish Technic is giving priority to afforestation in the Kurtköy and Kemerburgaz areas of İstanbul province. As a first step in this direction, the company has financed the planting of 5,000 saplings in the Turkish Airlines Teknik Memorial Forest.

While always being mindful of flight safety and security issues, Turkish Airlines once again continued its efforts in 2010 to develop more environment-friendly policies, to leave a more livable environment for future generations by making more effective use of natural resources, and to increase environmental awareness.