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

Apr 24, 2024
Wary of the green hydrogen production challenge, industry cautiously eyes growth prospects.
Apr 22, 2024
Canada’s Harbour Air Seaplanes has confirmed plans to electrify its De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beavers and to offer the propulsion conversion to other operators.
Apr 22, 2024
Among Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, and AirAsia, some groups show improvement, while others stagnate or fluctuate.
Apr 19, 2024
The consortium of six aviation companies aims to accelerate the use of recyclable materials, especially carbon fiber and aluminum, from decommissioned aircraft.
Apr 18, 2024
Air New Zealand looks to trial flights on its electric Alia aircraft with passengers in the future but is uncertain if these will be on the current demo model.
Apr 18, 2024
The industry must be allowed to grow in order to self-finance its transition to greater sustainability—but it must do so responsibly.
Apr 17, 2024
GKN Aerospace is nearing critical milestones in its H2Gear hydrogen-electric powertrain research and technology project after overcoming supply chain issues.
Apr 16, 2024
Shippers are increasingly seeking accurate CO2 estimates from airlines.