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A cleaner, quieter, smarter future for UK aviation

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. Launched in 2005, it is a world first bringing together major UK airlines, airports, manufacturers, air navigation service providers and key business partners.

The industry is committed to delivering a sustainable future, and Sustainable Aviation is critical to delivering that. We are focused on finding collaborative ways of improving our environmental performance and creating a balanced debate to ensure sustainable growth of our industry, which is crucial to the health of the UK’s island trading economy. We continue to promote the principles of our strategy both within the UK and internationally.

Sustainable Aviation has set a range of goals and commitments covering climate change, noise and local air quality to deliver a sustainable future for our industry. We regularly report on our progress towards these objectives, monitoring and tracking the practical cooperative work being undertaken by signatories to Sustainable Aviation.

Sustainable Aviation is funded by our members who also provide technical expertise. The number of members continues to grow, with over 90 per cent of UK airlines, airports and air navigation service providers, as well as all major UK aerospace manufacturers and key business partners represented.