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.

Latest News
  • October 2014 - News Release
    SA October 2014 Newsletter
  • July 2014 - News Release
    Aviation industry publishes Fuelling the Future
  • July 2014 - Publication
    Sustainable Aviation Fuels – Fuelling the Future
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Noise Road-Map

Spring 2013: 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. This is achieved through the development and introduction of quieter aircraft alongside the implementation of better operating procedures and improved land-use planning. Going forwards, signatories to Sustainable Aviation will use this Road-Map as a toolkit in refining their own plans to manage noise

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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

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. The report comes against a background of rising aviation demand, and the forthcoming publication of the UK Government's Sustainable Aviation Review. Passenger numbers are expected to more than double by 2050 and air freight activity, vital to the UK's trade with emerging markets, is expected to increase more than seven fold.

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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 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

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