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

Aug 04, 2021
Startup Regent plans to have a piloted 12-passenger seaglider on the market by 2025 as a replacement for seaplanes and water taxis, followed by a 50-passenger vehicle that the company sees replacing not only ferries, but regional turboprops and jets.
Aug 02, 2021
Avelo, an all-Boeing 737 Next Generation-series operator, plans to tap its flight data and GE’s repository of algorithms to monitor and improve its operation across the board.
Jul 29, 2021
Aviation has been accustomed to being described as a culprit for climate change, but it should also see itself as a likely casualty.
Jul 27, 2021
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) projects ranging from the capture of atmospheric carbon dioxide to processing of sewage have been shortlisted for funding under a UK government contest designed to promote alternative fuel production technologies at commercial scale.
Jul 26, 2021
Europe is making the introduction of sustainable aviation fuels at airports a big part of its strategy to fight climate change.
Jul 22, 2021
It is high time for ICAO to integrate climate concerns into its statutes, otherwise little progress can be expected at its next general meetings, the French air and space academy (AAE) says.
Jul 22, 2021
In France a wide-ranging study is underway to model how climate change is going to affect commercial air transport, from takeoff performance to airport submersion and leisure travel demand.
Jul 22, 2021
United Airlines, under CEO Scott Kirby, has some big plans that include pushing sustainability.