‘UK in prime position to lead the global transition to a Jet Zero future’

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The UK Government has launched its Jet Zero Strategy which commits UK domestic aviation to achieving net zero emissions by 2040.
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.”

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