Sustainability: Industry's Next Steps

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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 Analysis

Oct 04, 2022
Luxaviation, the Luxembourg-headquartered private air operator, is launching a new online travel management system, but senior company executives say the initiative will go beyond increasing customer access to and control over booking details. 
Sep 30, 2022
As airlines map out their paths to net zero, the industry is seeking to make sure they have accurate ways to track their performance.
Sep 29, 2022
Singaporean Transport Minister S Iswaran and U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed the agreement on the sidelines of the ICAO Assembly in Montreal.
Sep 28, 2022
Leaders of Europe’s Clean Aviation research initiative believe the program is on track to see decreases in aircraft greenhouse gas emissions by 30% within the next decade.
Sep 28, 2022
The trial will provide a proof of concept for the cargo component of the IATA CO2 Connect carbon calculator.
Sep 28, 2022
JetBlue has invested in New York-based Air Company, which promises to produce a carbon-negative fuel made from captured CO2.
Sep 28, 2022
Electra.aero conducted the first flight of its Dawn One solar-battery hybrid-electric research aircraft at its new development facility at Manassas Regional Airport in Virginia on Sept. 9.
Sep 27, 2022
IATA is continuing its push for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to endorse an aspirational goal of net zero emissions by 2050.