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

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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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UK aviation commits to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

Executives back plan to cut aviation net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, in line with UK Government targets Follows thorough review published today in...
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Sustainable Aviation sets out its asks for the next Government

Sustainable Aviation – a coalition of UK airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service providers – has outlined to all the main parties its key...
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Net zero is within reach for UK aviation

Responding to the Committee on Climate Change's letter on international aviation and shipping emissions to the Secretary of State for Transport, Chair of Sustainable Aviation...
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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
120,000
The number of people employed by Sustainable Aviation members, up by 2000 since 2014