The UK aerospace industry recognises its responsibility to cut the environmental impact of flying.
In February 2020, ADS as part of a joint group representing airlines, airports and the aerospace industry committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The group called Sustainable Aviation published its roadmap which sets out how we will achieve this goal.
Sustainability through Research & Development
Our world leading manufacturers are investing heavily in green and sustainable technology. This investment in research and development (R&D) is crucial to further improving the fuel efficiency of modern aircraft and developing radical new technologies like electrification.
Using data sourced from the Climate Change Committee’s ‘Net Zero’ technical report, IATA, ONS and ADS, see below for some key facts on what the UK aerospace industry has done to reduce the environmental impact of flying: