Addressing the climate challenge

Addressing the noise challenge

Ensuring a sustainable future for our industry

Our mission

Sustainable Aviation is a long term strategy which sets out the collective approach of UK aviation to tackling the challenge of ensuring a cleaner, quieter, smarter future for our industry.

Sustainable Aviation Carbon Road-Map: A path to Net Zero


UK aviation has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, through an international approach, working with governments around the world and through the UN.

Our Road-Map shows how we can accommodate a 70% growth in passengers by 2050 whilst reducing net carbon emissions levels from just over 30 million tonnes of CO2 per year down to zero through smarter flight operations, new aircraft and engine technology, modernising our airspace, the use of sustainable aviation fuels and significant investment in carbon reductions through smart market-based policy measures.

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Sustainable Aviation partners with Government to host ‘Delivering Jet Zero’ panel at COP26 on Transport...

Today, on Transport Day at COP26, Sustainable Aviation hosted a panel event with the UK Government in the UK Pavilion on “Delivering Jet Zero”. The...
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Response to the release of the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan

Responding to the release of the Government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan, Sustainable Aviation Chair Adam Morton said: “UK aviation and aerospace welcomes the Jet Zero consultation...
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UK aviation industry strengthens commitment to achieving net zero and launches first interim decarbonisation targets

UK aviation announces new interim decarbonisation targets of at least 15% by 2030 and 40% by 2040, having reaffirmed their commitment to net-zero by 2050...
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Key facts

The global aviation industry produces around 2% of all human-induced CO2 emissions
Aviation is responsible for 12% of CO2 emissions from all transport sources, compared to 74% from road transport
The number of people employed by Sustainable Aviation members, up by 2000 since 2014