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

Nov 22, 2023
ADL says it has fine-tuned the mod package for the 737-800 to gain additional fuel burn savings after validating its technology during initial 737-700 trials.
Nov 21, 2023
We speak to Linn Tonsberg, BP's managing director Middle East, outlines why the region is important to SAF production, and how supply can catch up with demand.
Nov 17, 2023
Bombardier renewed its commitment to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or book-and-claim for its flight operations in 2024.
Nov 15, 2023
Etihad Engineering announced two developments at the Dubai Airshow related to reducing its carbon footprint and growing its training capability.
Nov 14, 2023
At the last ICAO assembly, which took place in autumn 2022, ICAO’s members agreed to a long-term aspirational goal (LTAG) for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Nov 14, 2023
Singapore Airlines (SIA) group has set itself a goal to replace 5% of its total conventional jet fuel with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030.
Nov 13, 2023
The UK is expected to release details of its SAF mandate by the end of 2023, requiring jet-fuel suppliers to produce increasing SAF blends starting from 2025.
Nov 13, 2023
Emissions figures for Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways are mostly in line with other full-service carriers, but unlike those carriers, are not trending downward.