A strategy towards sustainable development of UK aviation

Sustainable Aviation is a long term strategy which sets out the collective approach of UK aviation to tackling the challenge of ensuring a sustainable future for our industry. A world-first, Sustainable Aviation was launched in 2005 and brings together the main players from UK airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers. We have produced four Progress Reports to date, the latest published in January 2014, following ones in 2011, 2009 and 2006. We will continue to deliver on the goals and commitments identified in the strategy, monitoring and tracking the practical cooperative work being undertaken by signatories to Sustainable Aviation as well as promoting our efforts both within the UK and internationally.

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  • July 2015 - News Release
    Award for SA CDO Campaign
  • February 2015 - Newsletter
    SA February 2015 Newsletter
  • December 2014 - News Release
    Road-Map to Multi-Million Pound Sustainable Aviation Fuels Industry Launched
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Latest initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions from aviation. Read about our Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) campaign

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Sustainable Fuels

Sustainable Aviation (SA), a coalition of the UK's airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service provider NATS, has launched its latest Road-Map, which considers the opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels. The Road-Map identifies the potential for a 24 per cent reduction in aviation carbon dioxide emissions, the generation of £265 million in economic value and the creation of 4400 jobs in the UK over the next 15 years. However, Government support will be vital to achieve this potential.

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CO2 Road Map

Sustainable Aviation has published a report explaining how governments and the aviation industry can achieve the industry target of halving CO2 emissions by 2050, compared with 2005 levels.

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Noise Road-Map

Sustainable Aviation has launched the industry’s first Noise Road-Map, demonstrating how noise from UK aviation will not increase despite a near doubling in flights over the next 40 years.

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To read a non-technical summary of our Noise Road-Map click here

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To read the SA Stakeholder Response to the Noise Road-Map click here

Sustainable Aviation Activities

  • SA PublicationsPublications In addition to the Progress Reports, SA produces a range of briefing and technical papers more
  • SA NewslettersNewsletters SA's regular newsletter, with the latest news on our cross-industry initiatives more

More About SA

  • About SAAbout Us Signatories to SA, our structure, goals and our work