Partners

A Diverse Partnership across Europe

Collaboration across the industry is essential to achieve our ambitious goal to green the aviation sector. The Stargate consortium consists of 22 entities led by Brussels Airport (the lighthouse airport), establishing a strong and diverse partnership that brings together knowledge and expertise from various fields across Europe.

  • Three fellow airports that will apply the initiatives that prove successful with us
  • Airport Community Partners: home carriers, air traffic controller, fuelling services and the cargo community organization
  • Knowledge Institutions, Academics and Governments
  • Consultants with valuable expertise in the fields of aviation, energy, mobility and digitalisation
  • Specific Partners contributing to the realization of our innovative solutions

Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe, handling 26.4 million passengers and 667,220 tonnes of freight annually. Brussels Airport links the European capital with 236 destinations worldwide that are served by 74 different airlines (figures 2019). It has grown into a strong economic hub in the heart of Europe, creating 64,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Brussels Airport wishes to be a human-scale, customer-centric airport. A hospitable airport where everyone immediately feels at home. Obviously, we also wish to grow, but in a sustainable way, with respect for people and nature. And that’s exactly what the more than thousand employees at Brussels Airport Company, the airport’s operator, work on every day.

To70

To70 is a world-leading aviation consultancy providing research and advisory services to the global aviation community. To70 was founded in The Netherlands in 2000 and has since expanded with offices in Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas. Clients include airports, institutions & authorities, air navigation service providers and airspace users.

To70 believes that society’s demand for transport and mobility can be met in a safe, efficient, environmentally friendly and economically viable manner. To achieve this, policy and business decisions have to be based on objective information. To70 has a team of approximately 100 consultants and support staff across 15 international offices. With a diverse group of aviation experts representing more than 20 different nationalities speaking more than 10 languages, To70 provides pragmatic solutions and expert advice, based on high-quality data-driven analyses.

Consultants work in close cooperation with clients and are renowned for their drive to assist them in realizing their short- and long-term goals. To70 has successfully completed over 3000 projects for 250+ different clients on 6 different continents.

Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA) is a pioneer international Public-Private Partnership, being the first major greenfield airport with the participation of the private sector. The cost for the development of the airport was financed mainly from bank loans – with European Investment Bank being the major lender, while the remaining funding was provided through private shareholders equity and EU and Greek State grants.

With a corporate goal to create sustainable value to all stakeholders by offering value-for money services, AIA has a successful developmental strategy, in both its aeronautical and non-aeronautical sectors. Offering one of the most advanced incentive and marketing support schemes, AIA ensures the sustainability and development of domestic, regional and international traffic, working closely with home carriers and international carriers, legacy airlines and LCCs. In the non-aeronautical sector, AIA boasts advanced and extensive development initiatives from the high-quality consumer-related products offered at its commercial terminals, to its real estate assets. AIA’s IT & Telecommunications system and business activities are stellar examples of technological and business expertise. True to its industry, AIA exports the company’s pioneering know-how to aviation partners around the world.

Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport is in charge of managing, operating and developing the main international airport of Hungary and has set itself the goal to operate efficiently and profitably on a sustainable basis. The prospects are promising: air traffic will increase notably across the region. Budapest Airport has a great basis for further route developments and great growth potential for both aviation and non-aviation business.

The airport company aims to strengthen its strong global position in the private airport market and to identify and realize the many potentials of the airport. With the help of active and fast business growth, the motivated management team will strengthen the position of the airport in the face of growing competition.

Aéroport de Toulouse

Toulouse-Blagnac is the only airport in the world where commercial air traffic coexists with the flight tests of two major aircraft manufacturers: Airbus and ATR.

Toulouse is the land of the pioneers of French and European aeronautics. Throughout its history, Toulouse-Blagnac airport has taken its full place in this epic. The mission of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is to link worlds in the service of its territory, but also to maintain, develop and optimise airport facilities, in the service of regional planning and economic development.

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in figures (in 2018):

  • 4th largest airport in France
  • 1st Business Airport
  • 1st regional cargo airport
  • 6 million passengers
  • 1st platform in Southwest France
  • 90 direct destinations

Luxmobility

Founded in 2013 LuxMobility became over the past years a recognised international consultancy in the field of Mobility and Sustainable Transport in Europe and beyond.

LuxMobility provides applied solutions, knowledge and innovation for the growing mobility problems in cities and main transport corridors worldwide. Based in Luxembourg, LuxMobility operates as an international network organization and provides its clients with the right people for the job. Working in this manner makes LuxMobility flexible and suited for many different transport and mobility projects.

Providing quality and trusted by clients, LuxMobility assists them in their fight against climate change and provision of a safe and sustainable mobility, logistics and transport for all.

Universteit Hasselt

Hasselt University is a young university, a dynamic centre of education, research and service, with two campuses and seven research institutes. Its baseline ‘Knowledge in action’ underlines the ambition and commitment of UHasselt: to help shape an innovative, sustainable future for the region.

But UHasselt does not only offer top-level education. The university also conducts ground-breaking research and supports companies in the area of innovation. It wants to be a node in the innovation web. The seven research institutes form the backbone of that innovative research.

UHasselt is located in the heart of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, a stone’s throw from Liège, Aachen and Maastricht. Through a strong internationalisation policy, the university has not only built a strong network in Flanders and Europe, but also in the rest of the world.

Erasmus Center for Urban, Port and Transport Economics

Erasmus UPT is a research and education institute based at Erasmus University Rotterdam. At the core of Erasmus UPT’s business are three themes: Urban and Regional Economics, Port Economics and Transport Economics. Erasmus UPT’s staff of experts has extensive (international) experience in ‘making science work’.

Erasmus UPT’s mission is to deliver practical research solutions grounded in science. More specifically, its goal is to provide government and industry with cutting-edge knowledge, international best practice advice and workable policy recommendations. Erasmus UPT’s research serves as input for vision building, decision support and economic evaluation for clients in both the public and private sector. This mission is also translated in the courses on offer, which include short courses, Bachelor (BSc), Master (MSc) and post-experience programs. Through its courses, Erasmus UPT aims to offer its students excellent education on Urban, Port and Transport Economics.

IES

Over the last 25+ years, IES has built a solid reputation as the leading global innovator in integrated performance-based analysis for the built environment and is home to the largest building analytics team in the world.

We believe that every building of every city in the world can be decarbonised. Our purpose is developing the technology to make that happen. Our ultimate aim is to create a built environment that is resource and energy efficient. Eliminating global reliance on fossil fuels and promoting comfort, health and wellbeing, and fairer access to energy for every citizen in the world.

Our Digital Twin technology facilitates the creation of resource-efficient, healthy and cost-effective built-environments of any size or purpose – supporting citizens, companies, campuses, communities, cities and even countries. Simulating and analysing data to support smarter and more sustainable decision-making.

Our unique software and technology, is supported by expert consultancy. And our dedicated R&D department ensures our analytical tools and industry knowledge stays pioneering and innovative.

Sopra Steria Group

Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients.

Air Cargo Belgium

As the air cargo community representation, ACB strives to make BRUcargo the most attractive, efficient, innovative and successful logistical platform. On behalf of airlines, handlers, forwarders, the airport authority and other stakeholders, Air Cargo Belgium sets out strategic and ambitious goals for the development of air cargo. They put in place procedures for improved operations, take the lead in projects and get in contact with all stakeholders and government agencies to address topics of common interest. They do this by a strong community cooperation and approach. At all times, ACB’s goals and objectives are in the interest of the air cargo community as a group and to the overall benefit of our industry.

DHL

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivaled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air, and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 400,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility, and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

The Brussels Airport Hub of DHL Express in Belgium is located in Steenokkerzeel. With an average of 200,000 shipments processed per day, this state of the art Hub is one of the three largest DHL sorting centers in Europe. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, more than 1,700 employees ensure that millions of customers worldwide receive their shipments on time and in optimal conditions.

Vlaams Brabant

The province of Flemish Brabant is the driving force behind many initiatives in its region. As the administrative level between the municipalities and Flanders, it is big enough to do a lot and small enough to mean a lot. Often it is the silent force behind the scenes, providing solutions to challenges that transcend municipal boundaries. As a powerful regional engine, the Province of Flemish Brabant sets things in motion and creates space for things to flourish, to move, to experience and to preserve what is valuable.

Flemish Brabant is the youngest province, created on 1 January 1995 by the division of Brabant into Brussels, Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant.

The provincial government is a regional government. It is located between the municipalities and the Flemish and federal government. Flemish Brabant has 65 cities and municipalities.

The provincial government works on mobility, spatial planning, tourism, recreation, the economy, agriculture, the environment, European projects, water policy, housing, training for civil servants, education, etc.

ENGIE Laborelec

ENGIE Laborelec is a leading expertise and research centre in electrical power technology. Drawing on the skills of 250 highly specialised engineers and technicians, the company is active on the whole electricity value chain and backs a large set of customers in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution, storage and final use, with a particular focus upon the energy transition and the 3 D’s – decentralisation, decarbonisation and digitalisation.

All forms of electricity generation come within their capabilities, whether centralised or decentralised, from fossil and nuclear to renewables technologies. Directly or indirectly, ENGIE Laborelec also works for a large array of other customers, including grid operators, large industries, SME’s, cities, regions or residential prosumers.

With a strong focus on high value delivery for customers, ENGIE Laborelec combines expert knowledge and operational experience with analysis and state-of-the-art measurement capabilities to provide operational research and development services, specialised expertise and tailor-made global solutions. They guarantee the independence and objectivity of their solutions and recommendations.

Skytanking

Skytanking provides a full range of aviation fuelling services including into-plane fuelling, aviation fuel storage and hydrant management, investment in aviation fuel facilities at airports and engineering. Its customers are airlines, airports, and oil companies. The company handled 24.7 million cbm of aviation fuel in 2019, refuelled 2 million aircraft – which is equivalent to 4 fuellings per minute – and has operations at 83 airports in 13 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Skytanking employs around 1,900 people.
Skytanking is a 100% subsidiary of PrimeFlight Aviation Services Inc., a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group.

Skytanking does not sell jet-fuel. Their core focus is on providing expert support to oil companies and other suppliers, airlines and airports worldwide in all aspects of aviation fuelling; financial, commercial, engineering and operational.

Quatra

Quatra started out as a used frying oil collector and has grown into a used frying oil processor. They have now reinvented themselves as a producer and supplier of fresh frying oil. Their goal is to serve their customers as well and as cheaply as they can.

Quatra believes in recuperating 100% energy from waste. Nothing is wasted: frying oil is turned into biodiesel, waste from frying is turned into biogas and other waste flows such as plastic etc. are cleaned, sorted and sent for recycling in turn.

Over the years that they have been in business, Quatra has learned that clients have different needs. This experience, and their close network, have led them to develop enormous flexibility with excellent service at attractive prices.

Vito

VITO is an independent Flemish research organisation in the area of cleantech and sustainable development. VITO accelerates the transition to a sustainable world. They de-risk innovation for businesses and strengthen the economic and societal fabric of Flanders, with interdisciplinary research and large-scale pilot installations.

VITO is a leading international research and consulting centre. Its research agenda focuses on today’s major social challenges: climate change, food security, raw materials scarcity, a sustainable energy supply and an ageing population. In this way, VITO supports not only the future vision of Flanders but also the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium’s national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

Creating over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium’s second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

TUI Airlines

TUI Group is the world’s leading tourism company and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. The TUI share is listed on the FTSE 250, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and on the Regulated Unofficial Market in Germany.

TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 28 million customers, 21 million of whom are in the European national companies. The entire tourism value chain is represented under one roof. The Group also includes Europe’s leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. Besides the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises via successful joint ventures and activities in holiday destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on the expansion of digital platforms. The Group is transforming itself into a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social action is at the core of TUI’s corporate culture. With projects in 25 countries, the TUI Care Foundation initiated by TUI focuses on the positive effects of tourism, education and training and the strengthening of environmental and social standards. It thus supports the development of holiday destinations. The globally active TUI Care Foundation initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation.

NMBS/SNCB

SNCB is Belgium’s most important transport company and therefore, a key player in the country’s mobility. From Antwerp to Arlon, Ostend to Eupen but also internationally: the train is a safe and eco-friendly way to travel. SNCB always puts the customer first and constantly works on a better punctuality.

Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek

VIL was formally designated by the Flemish Government as the contact point for the logistics sector.

VIL aims to enhance the competitiveness of Flemish companies in the logistics sector by implementing sustainable and innovative concepts and technologies. Enabling Flanders to retain and strengthen its position as a top region for logistics in Europe.

VIL’s objective is to create economic and social added value for companies. VIL represents more than 600 companies and cooperates with leading strategic partners and a network of contacts at home and abroad.

Skeyes

skeyes is an autonomous public company in charge of the safety of air traffic in the civil airspace for which the Belgian State is responsible. The company fulfils this mission while optimising costs and punctuality, increasing capacity and ensuring the sustainable development of air traffic. skeyes provides all the essential services to manage and control the air traffic safely.

skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres.

The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.

Brussels Airport

Brussels Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe, handling 26.4 million passengers and 667,220 tonnes of freight annually. Brussels Airport links the European capital with 236 destinations worldwide that are served by 74 different airlines (figures 2019). It has grown into a strong economic hub in the heart of Europe, creating 64,000 direct and indirect jobs.

Brussels Airport wishes to be a human-scale, customer-centric airport. A hospitable airport where everyone immediately feels at home. Obviously, we also wish to grow, but in a sustainable way, with respect for people and nature. And that’s exactly what the more than thousand employees at Brussels Airport Company, the airport’s operator, work on every day.

To70

To70 is a world-leading aviation consultancy providing research and advisory services to the global aviation community. To70 was founded in The Netherlands in 2000 and has since expanded with offices in Europe, Australia, Asia and the Americas. Clients include airports, institutions & authorities, air navigation service providers and airspace users.

To70 believes that society’s demand for transport and mobility can be met in a safe, efficient, environmentally friendly and economically viable manner. To achieve this, policy and business decisions have to be based on objective information. To70 has a team of approximately 100 consultants and support staff across 15 international offices. With a diverse group of aviation experts representing more than 20 different nationalities speaking more than 10 languages, To70 provides pragmatic solutions and expert advice, based on high-quality data-driven analyses.

Consultants work in close cooperation with clients and are renowned for their drive to assist them in realizing their short- and long-term goals. To70 has successfully completed over 3000 projects for 250+ different clients on 6 different continents.

Athens International Airport

Athens International Airport S.A. (AIA) is a pioneer international Public-Private Partnership, being the first major greenfield airport with the participation of the private sector. The cost for the development of the airport was financed mainly from bank loans – with European Investment Bank being the major lender, while the remaining funding was provided through private shareholders equity and EU and Greek State grants.

With a corporate goal to create sustainable value to all stakeholders by offering value-for money services, AIA has a successful developmental strategy, in both its aeronautical and non-aeronautical sectors. Offering one of the most advanced incentive and marketing support schemes, AIA ensures the sustainability and development of domestic, regional and international traffic, working closely with home carriers and international carriers, legacy airlines and LCCs. In the non-aeronautical sector, AIA boasts advanced and extensive development initiatives from the high-quality consumer-related products offered at its commercial terminals, to its real estate assets. AIA’s IT & Telecommunications system and business activities are stellar examples of technological and business expertise. True to its industry, AIA exports the company’s pioneering know-how to aviation partners around the world.

Budapest Airport

Budapest Airport is in charge of managing, operating and developing the main international airport of Hungary and has set itself the goal to operate efficiently and profitably on a sustainable basis. The prospects are promising: air traffic will increase notably across the region. Budapest Airport has a great basis for further route developments and great growth potential for both aviation and non-aviation business.

The airport company aims to strengthen its strong global position in the private airport market and to identify and realize the many potentials of the airport. With the help of active and fast business growth, the motivated management team will strengthen the position of the airport in the face of growing competition.

Aéroport de Toulouse

Toulouse-Blagnac is the only airport in the world where commercial air traffic coexists with the flight tests of two major aircraft manufacturers: Airbus and ATR.

Toulouse is the land of the pioneers of French and European aeronautics. Throughout its history, Toulouse-Blagnac airport has taken its full place in this epic. The mission of Toulouse-Blagnac Airport is to link worlds in the service of its territory, but also to maintain, develop and optimise airport facilities, in the service of regional planning and economic development.

Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in figures (in 2018):

  • 4th largest airport in France
  • 1st Business Airport
  • 1st regional cargo airport
  • 6 million passengers
  • 1st platform in Southwest France
  • 90 direct destinations

Luxmobility

Founded in 2013 LuxMobility became over the past years a recognised international consultancy in the field of Mobility and Sustainable Transport in Europe and beyond.

LuxMobility provides applied solutions, knowledge and innovation for the growing mobility problems in cities and main transport corridors worldwide. Based in Luxembourg, LuxMobility operates as an international network organization and provides its clients with the right people for the job. Working in this manner makes LuxMobility flexible and suited for many different transport and mobility projects.

Providing quality and trusted by clients, LuxMobility assists them in their fight against climate change and provision of a safe and sustainable mobility, logistics and transport for all.

Universteit Hasselt

Hasselt University is a young university, a dynamic centre of education, research and service, with two campuses and seven research institutes. Its baseline ‘Knowledge in action’ underlines the ambition and commitment of UHasselt: to help shape an innovative, sustainable future for the region.

But UHasselt does not only offer top-level education. The university also conducts ground-breaking research and supports companies in the area of innovation. It wants to be a node in the innovation web. The seven research institutes form the backbone of that innovative research.

UHasselt is located in the heart of the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, a stone’s throw from Liège, Aachen and Maastricht. Through a strong internationalisation policy, the university has not only built a strong network in Flanders and Europe, but also in the rest of the world.

Erasmus Center for Urban, Port and Transport Economics

Erasmus UPT is a research and education institute based at Erasmus University Rotterdam. At the core of Erasmus UPT’s business are three themes: Urban and Regional Economics, Port Economics and Transport Economics. Erasmus UPT’s staff of experts has extensive (international) experience in ‘making science work’.

Erasmus UPT’s mission is to deliver practical research solutions grounded in science. More specifically, its goal is to provide government and industry with cutting-edge knowledge, international best practice advice and workable policy recommendations. Erasmus UPT’s research serves as input for vision building, decision support and economic evaluation for clients in both the public and private sector. This mission is also translated in the courses on offer, which include short courses, Bachelor (BSc), Master (MSc) and post-experience programs. Through its courses, Erasmus UPT aims to offer its students excellent education on Urban, Port and Transport Economics.

IES

Over the last 25+ years, IES has built a solid reputation as the leading global innovator in integrated performance-based analysis for the built environment and is home to the largest building analytics team in the world.

We believe that every building of every city in the world can be decarbonised. Our purpose is developing the technology to make that happen. Our ultimate aim is to create a built environment that is resource and energy efficient. Eliminating global reliance on fossil fuels and promoting comfort, health and wellbeing, and fairer access to energy for every citizen in the world.

Our Digital Twin technology facilitates the creation of resource-efficient, healthy and cost-effective built-environments of any size or purpose – supporting citizens, companies, campuses, communities, cities and even countries. Simulating and analysing data to support smarter and more sustainable decision-making.

Our unique software and technology, is supported by expert consultancy. And our dedicated R&D department ensures our analytical tools and industry knowledge stays pioneering and innovative.

Sopra Steria Group

Sopra Steria, a European leader in consulting, digital services and software development, helps its clients drive their digital transformation to obtain tangible and sustainable benefits. It provides end-to-end solutions to make large companies and organisations more competitive by combining in-depth knowledge of a wide range of business sectors and innovative technologies with a fully collaborative approach. Sopra Steria places people at the heart of everything it does and is committed to making the most of digital technology to build a positive future for its clients.

Air Cargo Belgium

As the air cargo community representation, ACB strives to make BRUcargo the most attractive, efficient, innovative and successful logistical platform. On behalf of airlines, handlers, forwarders, the airport authority and other stakeholders, Air Cargo Belgium sets out strategic and ambitious goals for the development of air cargo. They put in place procedures for improved operations, take the lead in projects and get in contact with all stakeholders and government agencies to address topics of common interest. They do this by a strong community cooperation and approach. At all times, ACB’s goals and objectives are in the interest of the air cargo community as a group and to the overall benefit of our industry.

DHL

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL divisions offer an unrivaled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air, and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 400,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global sustainable trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, engineering, manufacturing & energy, auto-mobility, and retail, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

The Brussels Airport Hub of DHL Express in Belgium is located in Steenokkerzeel. With an average of 200,000 shipments processed per day, this state of the art Hub is one of the three largest DHL sorting centers in Europe. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, more than 1,700 employees ensure that millions of customers worldwide receive their shipments on time and in optimal conditions.

Vlaams Brabant

The province of Flemish Brabant is the driving force behind many initiatives in its region. As the administrative level between the municipalities and Flanders, it is big enough to do a lot and small enough to mean a lot. Often it is the silent force behind the scenes, providing solutions to challenges that transcend municipal boundaries. As a powerful regional engine, the Province of Flemish Brabant sets things in motion and creates space for things to flourish, to move, to experience and to preserve what is valuable.

Flemish Brabant is the youngest province, created on 1 January 1995 by the division of Brabant into Brussels, Walloon Brabant and Flemish Brabant.

The provincial government is a regional government. It is located between the municipalities and the Flemish and federal government. Flemish Brabant has 65 cities and municipalities.

The provincial government works on mobility, spatial planning, tourism, recreation, the economy, agriculture, the environment, European projects, water policy, housing, training for civil servants, education, etc.

ENGIE Laborelec

ENGIE Laborelec is a leading expertise and research centre in electrical power technology. Drawing on the skills of 250 highly specialised engineers and technicians, the company is active on the whole electricity value chain and backs a large set of customers in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution, storage and final use, with a particular focus upon the energy transition and the 3 D’s – decentralisation, decarbonisation and digitalisation.

All forms of electricity generation come within their capabilities, whether centralised or decentralised, from fossil and nuclear to renewables technologies. Directly or indirectly, ENGIE Laborelec also works for a large array of other customers, including grid operators, large industries, SME’s, cities, regions or residential prosumers.

With a strong focus on high value delivery for customers, ENGIE Laborelec combines expert knowledge and operational experience with analysis and state-of-the-art measurement capabilities to provide operational research and development services, specialised expertise and tailor-made global solutions. They guarantee the independence and objectivity of their solutions and recommendations.

Skytanking

Skytanking provides a full range of aviation fuelling services including into-plane fuelling, aviation fuel storage and hydrant management, investment in aviation fuel facilities at airports and engineering. Its customers are airlines, airports, and oil companies. The company handled 24.7 million cbm of aviation fuel in 2019, refuelled 2 million aircraft – which is equivalent to 4 fuellings per minute – and has operations at 83 airports in 13 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Skytanking employs around 1,900 people.
Skytanking is a 100% subsidiary of PrimeFlight Aviation Services Inc., a portfolio company of the Carlyle Group.

Skytanking does not sell jet-fuel. Their core focus is on providing expert support to oil companies and other suppliers, airlines and airports worldwide in all aspects of aviation fuelling; financial, commercial, engineering and operational.

Quatra

Quatra started out as a used frying oil collector and has grown into a used frying oil processor. They have now reinvented themselves as a producer and supplier of fresh frying oil. Their goal is to serve their customers as well and as cheaply as they can.

Quatra believes in recuperating 100% energy from waste. Nothing is wasted: frying oil is turned into biodiesel, waste from frying is turned into biogas and other waste flows such as plastic etc. are cleaned, sorted and sent for recycling in turn.

Over the years that they have been in business, Quatra has learned that clients have different needs. This experience, and their close network, have led them to develop enormous flexibility with excellent service at attractive prices.

Vito

VITO is an independent Flemish research organisation in the area of cleantech and sustainable development. VITO accelerates the transition to a sustainable world. They de-risk innovation for businesses and strengthen the economic and societal fabric of Flanders, with interdisciplinary research and large-scale pilot installations.

VITO is a leading international research and consulting centre. Its research agenda focuses on today’s major social challenges: climate change, food security, raw materials scarcity, a sustainable energy supply and an ageing population. In this way, VITO supports not only the future vision of Flanders but also the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines is Belgium’s national airline, connecting the capital of Europe to more than 70 destinations, whereof 15 in Africa, the continent that Brussels Airlines carries closes to its heart. Moreover, Brussels Airlines offers 60 destinations in Europe, 2 in North America and Tel Aviv. The company employs 3,100 employees and operates 38 aircraft.

Creating over 40,000 direct and indirect jobs, Brussels Airlines plays an important role in the Belgian economy and is part of Belgium’s second largest economic engine: its hub at Brussels Airport. In 2019, the airline transported over 10 million passengers to, from and via Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airlines offers cargo capacity on all its flights, commercialized by Lufthansa Cargo. The airline also handles the daily maintenance of its aircraft fleet.

Brussels Airlines is one of the four Lufthansa Group network airlines (Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss) and member of Star Alliance. The company was founded in 2002 and is 100% owned by Deutsche Lufthansa AG.

TUI Airlines

TUI Group is the world’s leading tourism company and operates worldwide. The Group is headquartered in Germany. The TUI share is listed on the FTSE 250, the leading index of the London Stock Exchange, and on the Regulated Unofficial Market in Germany.

TUI Group offers integrated services from a single source for its 28 million customers, 21 million of whom are in the European national companies. The entire tourism value chain is represented under one roof. The Group also includes Europe’s leading tour operator brands and online marketing platforms, five airlines with more than 100 modern medium and long-haul aircraft and over 1,000 travel agencies. Besides the expansion of its core business with hotels, cruises via successful joint ventures and activities in holiday destinations, TUI is increasingly focusing on the expansion of digital platforms. The Group is transforming itself into a digital company.

Global responsibility for sustainable economic, ecological and social action is at the core of TUI’s corporate culture. With projects in 25 countries, the TUI Care Foundation initiated by TUI focuses on the positive effects of tourism, education and training and the strengthening of environmental and social standards. It thus supports the development of holiday destinations. The globally active TUI Care Foundation initiates projects that create new opportunities for the next generation.

NMBS/SNCB

SNCB is Belgium’s most important transport company and therefore, a key player in the country’s mobility. From Antwerp to Arlon, Ostend to Eupen but also internationally: the train is a safe and eco-friendly way to travel. SNCB always puts the customer first and constantly works on a better punctuality.

Vlaams Instituut voor de Logistiek

VIL was formally designated by the Flemish Government as the contact point for the logistics sector.

VIL aims to enhance the competitiveness of Flemish companies in the logistics sector by implementing sustainable and innovative concepts and technologies. Enabling Flanders to retain and strengthen its position as a top region for logistics in Europe.

VIL’s objective is to create economic and social added value for companies. VIL represents more than 600 companies and cooperates with leading strategic partners and a network of contacts at home and abroad.

Skeyes

skeyes is an autonomous public company in charge of the safety of air traffic in the civil airspace for which the Belgian State is responsible. The company fulfils this mission while optimising costs and punctuality, increasing capacity and ensuring the sustainable development of air traffic. skeyes provides all the essential services to manage and control the air traffic safely.

skeyes is active at Brussels Airport and at the airports of Antwerp, Charleroi, Kortrijk, Liège and Ostend. Thanks to its CANAC 2 control centre skeyes manages the flight movements above Belgium and a part of Luxembourg up to an altitude of 7,500 metres.

The company relies on its nearly 900 experienced staff members who are at the service of their customers: airline companies, airports, the aviation sector and the authorities. skeyes also develops innovating services regarding drones and contributes to a sustainable future of the aviation sector, among other things with respect to the environment.