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

Oct 03, 2023
United Airlines has signed a 20-year deal with Cemvita, a Houston-based start-up that produces sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from recycled carbon dioxide.
Oct 02, 2023
The UK government has selected six teams to advance to the next phase of a competition to develop the next generation of nuclear reactor.
Oct 01, 2023
Flying hydrogen laboratory; trainer flies on SAF; Joby eVTOL for Korea; and airport cargo robot.
Sep 29, 2023
Readers write about the Chinese Navy’s Case 3 operational capability, SAF and supersonic aircraft and the Senate’s hold on military promotion confirmations.
Sep 26, 2023
Australia’s Canberra Airport Group plans to invest in Vast Solar with an eye to using the renewable-energy technology to produce SAF.
Sep 26, 2023
The FAA has announced almost $300 million in funding for projects to develop SAF supply chains and technologies to reduce aviation emissions. 
Sep 25, 2023
An interdisciplinary group of industry and academia have formed the Zero Impact Aviation Alliance (ZIAA) to move the needle on sustainable aviation goals.
Sep 25, 2023
HH2E plans to establish four gigawatts of green hydrogen production capacity in Germany by 2030 and has already announced plans for two facilities.