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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. Launched in 2005, it is a world first bringing together major UK airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers.

The industry is committed to delivering a sustainable future, and Sustainable Aviation is critical to delivering that. We are focused on finding collaborative ways of improving our environmental performance and creating a balanced debate to ensure sustainable growth of our industry, which is crucial to the health of the UK’s island trading economy. We continue to promote the principles of our strategy both within the UK and internationally.

Sustainable Aviation has set a range of goals and commitments covering climate change, local air quality and noise to deliver a sustainable future for our industry. We regularly report on our progress towards these objectives, monitoring and tracking the practical cooperative work being undertaken by signatories to Sustainable Aviation. Our Progress Reports can be found here.

Sustainable Aviation is funded by our signatories who also provide technical expertise. The number of signatories continues to grow, with over 90 per cent of UK airlines, airports and air navigation service providers, as well as all major UK aerospace manufacturers represented.

Sustainable Aviation remains committed to delivering a sustainable future for UK aviation, and we will continue to deliver our goals and commitments to achieve this.