Aviation industry sets out route to net-zero

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Sustainable Aviation (SA) has launched a new manifesto outlining the aviation industry’s commitment to achieving net-zero and minimising the impact of noise, while maximising the economic benefits that aviation delivers across the nations and regions of the UK.
The economic prize for the UK of leading aviation’s transition to a sustainable future is significant.
In recent years Sustainable Aviation members have achieved significant milestones, including modernising UK airspace to create more efficient flightpaths, a world-first transatlantic flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuels and successful tests of hydrogen-powered aircraft.
Matt Gorman, chair of Sustainable Aviation and Sustainability Director at Heathrow, said: “Our transition to net-zero flight will not only safeguard and grow aviation's contribution to the UK economy but also create thousands of new jobs. By leveraging our existing strengths as an aviation nation, we can lead the world in green aviation technology.
“Great strides have been taken in recent years, including the universal adoption of the 2050 net-zero target, world-first 100% transatlantic SAF flight from London and test flights using hydrogen aircraft here in the UK. Sustainable Aviation is calling on Government to take decisive action to accelerate our transition to net zero flight, so we can realise the substantial social, economic, and environmental benefits of sustainable aviation."
Aviation Minister Anthony Browne said: “As the world continues to combat climate change, aviation will play a vital part in reaching net-zero and the dedication of Sustainable Aviation is helping us get there.
“With support from the Government’s Advanced Fuels Fund and upcoming SAF mandate, the UK SAF programme continues to be a global leader and will not only encourage investment, level up local communities and support jobs but most importantly, make aviation a cleaner, greener way to travel.”

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