Brisbane Airport CEO to play part in sustainability future

Appointment to Australian Jet Zero Council

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Brisbane Airport Corporation CEO Gert-Jan de Graaff has been appointed to the Federal Government’s Australian Jet Zero Council to help ensure a sustainable aviation sector. Brisbane Airport will represent airports across the county on the inaugural council.  

Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King made the announcement  today while setting out the Terms of Reference and full council membership.

“Aviation accounts for 2-3% of global emissions. The beauty of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is that it can be used right now with immediate benefits with existing infrastructure and aircraft,” according to Gert-Jan de Graaff.   

“But we don’t have local production. Australia needs a domestic SAF industry, and it’s a very exciting time to be part of the first ever Australian Jet Zero Council to be chaired by Minister King.” 

Brisbane Airport was the first Australian airport to receive global recognition for sustainability leadership, having achieved Level 4 Airport Carbon Accreditation by Airports Council International. 

Brisbane Airport Corporation is on track to be net zero (scope 1 & 2) by 2025. 

But the airport veteran will not just be representing Brisbane Airport. Gert-Jan de Graaff is Chair of the Major Airport Group at the Australian Airports Association. The airport position on the Council will be rotated on an annual basis.  

“Not only does Brisbane Airport want a cleaner and greener aviation industry but we know many passengers do too, along with our airline partners.”