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

May 06, 2021
Startup Wright Electric has begun testing the megawatt-scale power inverter that is a key building block in development of the electric propulsion system for its planned single-aisle airliner.
May 04, 2021
European engineering services company AKKA Technologies is to assist French startup Aura Aero with development of its planned 19-seat Electric Regional Aircraft and Integral E electric aerobatic aircraft.
May 01, 2021
It has taken far too long, but the political will to greatly increase the availability, affordability and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is…
Apr 30, 2021
The race for alternative aviation fuels speeds up.
Apr 30, 2021
Saudi Arabia plans an airport that will rely totally on renewable power.
Apr 30, 2021
A Middle East SAF project yields food-producing side benefits.
Apr 30, 2021
Ask the editors: Longer-haul electric aircraft will depend on better energy storage, higher power densities and greater efficiencies.
Apr 27, 2021
A common practice used by airlines to reduce fuel costs could undermine the objectives of a planned EU mandate to blend sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with fossil jet fuel starting in 2025, an environmental organization has warned.