Skyguide provides air navigation services in Switzerland and the neighbouring countries with 1700 employees in 14 locations. Every year, it guides approximately 1.2 million civil and military aircraft safely and efficiently through Europe’s busiest airspace. Skyguide is part of a strong international network and works closely with the Swiss Air Force and other aviation customers and partners.
Energy and climate
Implementing more efficient and sustainable air traffic control services is a core component of Skyguide’s corporate strategy. Skyguide is improving its environmental performance on two fronts: on the one hand, the company is optimising its air traffic control services, thereby enabling air traffic to lower its CO2 emissions. On the other hand, Skyguide is also cutting the emissions produced by its own infrastructure, its technical systems and the transport used by its employees.
Under the EEC initiative, Skyguide has pledged to meet the following targets:
1. Increasing energy efficiency
- Target for 2026: +7%
- Target for 2030: +9%
2. Switching to renewable energies
Fuels for heating and transport
- Target for 2026: 48% renewables
- Target for 2026: 100% from renewable sources
3. Producing green power
- Production in 2021: 0GWh
- Target for 2026: +0.4GWh
Like all the participants, Skyguide has undertaken to implement the joint measures. In addition, Skyguide is also implementing the following individual measures:
1. Use of drones to reduce the number of calibration flights
2. Smart Radio: a next-generation radio system
3. Free routes in Swiss airspace (free route airspace)
4. Implementation of the extended cross-border arrival management system (XMAN) for the Zurich region
5. Replacement of refrigeration systems at the air navigation centre in Geneva
Up-to-date information on the implementation status of this participant’s targets and measures is published in our Energy and Climate Report. Skyguide also provides information on its own website about its commitments in the area of energy and climate.