Published on 13/01/2022

OLGA Project :
Holistic approach to reduce Groupe ADP's environmental impact

OLGA (Holistic Green Airport) has been selected by the European Commission as part of the H2020 call for projects under the European Green Deal, focusing on environmental innovation. This new strategic project, coordinated by Paris-Charles de Gaulle in France, with Zagreb Airport in Croatia as a partner, started in October 2021. The project aims to improve the aviation sector's environmental impact in an innovative and sustainable way. Two other European airports are also involved in the project: Milan-Malpensa in Italy and Cluj in Romania. Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport is therefore positioned as the leader of a consortium carrying out major environmental innovations deployed and disseminated until 2026.

Contribute to the green transition in airport operations

The OLGA project, with a total budget of €34 million, including €25 million from the European Commission over a period of 60 months, brings together a diversified consortium of 57 partners and third parties, ranging from large and small airports, airlines and aviation industry, to public authorities, researchers and innovative start-ups.

Olga should demonstrate innovative environmental solutions applicable to the consortium's member airports and capable of being replicated on a European scale.

OLGA in figures

third parties

OLGA project must accelerate the implementation of actions with quantifiable environmental benefits.

The project's efforts and innovative measures should reduce CO2 emissions, improve air quality and preserve biodiversity, involving the entire aviation value chain.

The results should generate positive societal, environmental and economic impacts that will spread to the local, national and European level.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle, flagship of environmental innovations

Paris-CDG airport, which is leading the OLGA project, will finance 40 environmental efficiency actions with 3 main objectives.

Flight operations
decarbonising ground operations towards net zero CO2 - Hydrogen Hub for ground operations and aircraft - sustainable aviation fueling (SAF)
Passenger and cargo transport
increasing the modal share of carbon-free transport for airport-city journeys - intermodality - waste reduction - energy savings in terminals
Territories and the airport community
improvement of air quality on the airside and on the city side - reduction of electricity consumption of aircraft lighting - improvement of the biodiversity index

Sample actions for Paris-CDG: 

Puce-Bleue  Biodiesel for heavy vehicles

Puce-Bleue  Multi-energy station (natural gas vehicle, H2) airside

Puce-Bleue  Environmental supervision solution for aircraft stations

Puce-Bleue  Experimentation of a taxibot

Puce-Bleue  Solar panels for telescopic walkways

Puce-Bleue  AI-based management tool for biodiversity

Puce-Bleue  Pre-feasibility study of a hydrogen hub

Puce-Bleue  Sustainable aircraft fuel traceability solution

Puce-Bleue  Development of air quality modelling tools

Zagreb International sees OLGA as a way to fight pollution and noise

Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb (also managed by Groupe ADP and its subsidiary TAV Airports) is a key player in demonstrating the replicability of innovations implemented at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, as well as in carrying out additional demonstrations to further boost environmental performance. 

The airport is committed to applying technological solutions in its operational processes to reduce pollution and noise and optimise low-carbon city-airport connections.

OLGA is a showcase of our expertise. As main worldwide airports operator, we are already committed to reducing our environmental footprint, while supporting air transport in its environmental transition.
Augustin de Romanet
Chairman and CEO of Groupe ADP