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

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.
Jul 21, 2021
The technical collaboration with Deutsche Aircraft is the first to be announced to involve the use of Universal Hydrogen’s capsules in an aircraft with another company’s hydrogen propulsion system.
Jul 20, 2021
A Los Angeles-based commuter airline plans to purchase up to 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX turboprops from Textron Aviation with plans to convert them into hybrid-electric aircraft for commercial air travel.
Jul 20, 2021
Sustainable aviation fuel, synthetic training and electric aircraft form the RAF’s road map for a more ecological defense future.
Jul 19, 2021
Europe's latest plans to drastically cut carbon emissions hammer home that the EU is serious about its sustainability agenda and that industries, including aviation, better get used to the idea.