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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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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Sustainable Aviation responds to the Government’s Jet Zero Strategy publication

Responding to the Government’s Jet Zero Strategy publication, Chair of Sustainable Aviation Matt Gorman said: “With the world’s third largest aviation network and a proud history of aviation...
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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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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