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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Following positive technological developments, UK aviation has updated its detailed plan on how we will reach our commitment to net zero carbon aviation by 2050.

Our Road-Map shows how we will achieve our net zero carbon emissions commitment by 2050, reducing our C02 output from around 39 million tonnes to zero whilst still growing UK aviation by 78%. This will be achieved through improvements in aircraft and engine efficiency, the use of sustainable aviation fuels, more efficient operations and airspace, the use of robust carbon offsets and investment in innovative carbon removal solutions will address residual.

There is also an estimated demand reduction in UK aviation due to decarbonisation costs from SAF, carbon removals, UK ETS and CORSIA.

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Aviation Powering Forward On Net Zero Flight But Calls On Government To Turbocharge Progress

Today at the Sustainable Skies World Summit at Farnborough International, Sustainable Aviation have published a progress report one year on from the industry’s landmark Net...
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A Manifesto For UK Leadership In Sustainable Aviation

Aviation Industry Sets Out Route to Net Zero Flight in Updated Manifesto View the Manifesto Manifesto launched by Sustainable Aviation, the industry coalition of UK...
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UK’s leadership in sustainable aviation technology accelerates industry’s transition to net zero

Sustainable Aviation publishes updated Net Zero Carbon Road-Map, but highlights UK’s position at risk without targeted Government support The updated Road-Map confirms that UK 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
The number of people employed by Sustainable Aviation members, up by 2000 since 2014