Key members of the UK aviation industry, including Boeing, Virgin Atlantic and London City Airport are among a coalition that has pledged to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the sector by 2050, to assist with the UK’s overall net-zero strategy. Members of the UK Sustainable Aviation coalition have united behind a commitment, which was unveiled today (4 February) during a London briefing with Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps. The group has committed to achieving net-zero by 2050 through an “international approach” that will see it liaise with governments and the UN. A roadmap to accompany the launch suggests the sector believes it can accommodate a 70% increase in passengers by 2050, while reducing carbon emissions from more than 30 million tonnes a year to net-zero. New aircraft and engine technology and smarter flight operations have been heralded as some of the solutions to support the transition.
Edie 4th Feb 2020 read more »
Boris Johnson has been accused of making “unrealistic” claims about the prospect of electric planes at the launch of COP26, the UN’s latest climate change summit.
Independent 4th Feb 2020 read more »