Key Facts

The global aviation industry produces around 2% of all human-induced CO2 emissions
The global aviation industry produces around 2% of all human-induced CO2 emissions
60,000
The increase in quieter, ‘continuous descent’ arrivals at UK airports over the past two years, reducing noise and carbon emissions
>12,000
Since 2014, the number of people significantly impacted by aircraft noise around major SA Airports has been reduced by 12,200, this despite a rise in passenger numbers of 13%
470
Since 2005, UK airlines have introduced more than 470 new aircraft into service representing an investment of over £35bn. A further 360 are on order
120,000
The number of people employed by Sustainable Aviation members, up by 2000 since 2014
28m
Between 2014 and 2016, UK air passengers have increased by over 28m
4,400
Sustainable aviation fuels could provide 4,400 jobs and contribute up to £265 million to the UK economy by 2030
3x
In the UK, nearly 3 times as many people are affected by noise from railways and 12 times more are affected by road traffic, than by aircraft
The Airbus A350 and Boeing 737‐MAX have a noise footprint that is typically 50% smaller on departure and 30% on arrival than the aircraft they replace