Sustainability: Industry's Next Steps

Even before sustainability climbed up the global agenda, aviation had every incentive to cut its fuel consumption and therefore emissions. Although there has been real progress, there is also much work still to be done, and major challenges lie ahead for aviation.


These challenges will encompass not only new technology, including airframe and propulsion types that will make aviation cleaner and more efficient, but also a host of regulatory hoops through which the aviation community must pass.


Aviation Week Network continues to explore the ongoing initiatives underway.

Latest News & Analysis

Feb 23, 2024
Readers write about aircraft production standards, nuclear bomb coverage, AI, private jets, future airliners and radar warning receivers.
Feb 22, 2024
Avoiding contrails remains up for debate. Some are already selling tools to carriers. Others argue more work is needed to mature solutions and standards.
Feb 22, 2024
The Airport Tracker is an updated inventory of CO2 and air pollution at the world’s biggest airports.
Feb 21, 2024
A dozen teams have been selected to develop energy storage systems to enable electrification of regional aircraft with up to 100 seats and ranges up to 700 nm.
Feb 21, 2024
European policymakers are preventing business aviation from acquiring SAF credits through the “book-and-claim” accounting mechanism, industry leaders say.
Feb 21, 2024
As the Airbus CEO is adamant that hydrogen propulsion is feasible, the Climate Impulse project might do some groundwork for the technology.
Feb 20, 2024
This week’s analysis focuses on four Asia-Pacific full-service carriers: Cathay Pacific, China Eastern Airlines, Japan Airlines, and Singapore Airlines.
Feb 19, 2024
The Singaporean government plans to require airlines to uplift a SAF blend at Changi Airport with the cost funded by a new passenger levy.