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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Industry welcomes cross-party support for sustainable aviation fuels in parliamentary debate

Cross-party MPs from across the political spectrum voice support for sustainable aviation fuels and decarbonisation. Industry coalition welcomes political backing, calls for Government support of...
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New research confirms UK potential to lead the world in sustainable aviation fuel production

Research identifies seven industrial clusters that could be home to up to 14 sustainable fuel production facilities in Teesside, Humberside, the North West, South Wales,...
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UK aviation coalition calls for the sector to be at the heart of the government’s...

Industry calls on Government to support emerging sustainable aviation fuels sector by committing £500m to early stage projects Combined with action on aircraft and engine...
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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