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Sustainability & Innovation

Sustainability & Innovation

The Air Charter Association supports Aerospace & Aviation’s drive to sustainability, increased efficiency, emission reduction and the development of new innovations.

Air Charter leads in sustainability

The Air Charter industry has lead the way in efforts to reduce environmental impacts and the introduction of new technology and is playing a key role in developing the path to reach ‘Net Zero’ in the wider aviation industry.  Emissions offsetting has been available for many years and our members provide schemes for travelers to more than fully offset the emissions related to their flight.  Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is available at many regional airports and Book and Claim schemes allow SAF to be used even when not yet available at a certain airport, all supporting reduced emissions.  The development and introduction of low emission electric and hybrid and zero emission hydrogen powered aircraft is being heavily invested in by our industry and smaller aircraft charter operations will almost certainly be first adopters.

Air Charter supports innovation

The Air Charter sector has always supported the development of new aircraft technologies. It provides the opportunity for investment on the ground with the creation of new facilities to support regional growth, it uses aircraft which adopt the latest systems designed to reduce the impact we have on the environment through lower emissions and lower fuel burns. We actively support the development of hybrid, electric and hydrogen powered aircraft, eVTOL and drone technology, recognising the important part they will play in the future of freight and passenger transport.

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