‘UK in prime position to lead the global transition to a Jet Zero future’
It will commit to getting all airports in England to becoming zero-emission by the same year.
The strategy will enable “guilt-free” air travel, according to the Government, by “delivering system efficiencies to new technologies”, allowing the aviation industry to stay below pre-pandemic levels of carbon emissions.
Responding to the publication of the Government’s Jet Zero Strategy, chair of Sustainable Aviation Matt Gorman said: “With the world’s third largest aviation the network and proud history of aviation innovation, the UK is in a prime position to lead the global transition to a Jet Zero future. Today’s strategy and pledges by Jet Zero Council members are a significant milestone on the path to achieving this ambition, recognising that aviation can grow sustainably, with the right support.
“We are pleased to see a strategy focussed on supporting the technologies that will deliver this ambition. We look forward to working with Government on the commercialisation and scale-up of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in the UK, investment in technology including zero-emission aircraft, delivery of critical airspace modernisation and supporting carbon removal technologies. We hope this will include policy support to quickly deliver a mandate and the right commercial incentives to enable investment in SAF plants here in the UK whilst ensuring the wider technology solutions are developed and implemented.”