HOW TEN AIRLINES ARE THINKING ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY

Our new report features in-depth interviews with ten airline leaders on their approaches to various airline sustainability strategies.

Sustainability in the Air

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE AIR

Season 3

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Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths

CEO
Dubai Airports

Yvonne Moynihan

Yvonne Moynihan

Chief Corporate & ESG Officer
WIZZ Air Group

Gregory Constantine

Gregory Constantine

CEO & Co-Founder
Air Company

Sheila Remes

Sheila Remes

VP Env. Sustainability
Boeing

Amanda Simpson

Amanda Simpson

Head of Sustainability
Airbus

Jeremy Bowen

Jeremy Bowen

CEO
Cirium

Luís Felipe de Oliveira

Luís Felipe de Oliveira

Director General
ACI

Arjan Meijer

Arjan Meijer

President & CEO
Embraer Commercial Aviation

John Pagano

John Pagano

CEO
Red Sea Global

Adam Goldstein

Adam Goldstein

Founder & CEO
Archer

Featured podcasts

Human Capacity Development Program

S2 EPISODE 1 • BOOM

Blake Scholl, CEO of Boom Supersonic

Human Capacity Development Program

S2 EPISODE 6 • AMEX GBT

Nora Lovell Marchant, Vice President, Global Sustainability of Amex GBT

Human Capacity Development Program

S1 EPISODE 1 • ETIHAD

Tony Douglas, Group CEO of Etihad

Human Capacity Development Program

S1 EPISODE 3 • UNITED AIRLINES

Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines

Human Capacity Development Program

S1 EPISODE 5 • JETBLUE TECHNOLOGY VENTURES

Amy Burr, President of JetBlue Technology Ventures

Human Capacity Development Program

S2 EPISODE 1 • BOOM

Blake Scholl, CEO of Boom Supersonic

Human Capacity Development Program

S2 EPISODE 5 • ZEROAVIA

Val Miftakhov, CEO of ZeroAvia

Human Capacity Development Program

S2 EPISODE 6 • AMEX GBT

Nora Lovell Marchant, Vice President, Global Sustainability of Amex GBT

Human Capacity Development Program

S1 EPISODE 1 • ETIHAD

Tony Douglas, Group CEO of Etihad

Human Capacity Development Program

S1 EPISODE 3 • UNITED AIRLINES

Scott Kirby, CEO of United Airlines

Whitepapers

Whitepapers

Flying to Net Zero

Flying to Net Zero

Our new report features in-depth interviews with ten airline leaders on their approaches to various airline sustainability strategies.

Avoiding the Greenwashing Trap

Avoiding the Greenwashing Trap

How and why climate activists are starting to target airlines, what their main claims are, and how airlines are often getting it wrong.

The Carbon Offsetting Mythbuster

The Carbon Offsetting Mythbuster

The right and wrong way to approach carbon offsetting, and how it can work for you.

The Next Generation Aircraft Power List

The Next Generation Aircraft Power List

The next step up from eVTOLs, these are 10-40 seat planes that are either carbon neutral or with a vastly reduced carbon footprint.

The Carbon Removal Power List

The Carbon Removal Power List

We looked at the carbon capture, removal and transformation markets, and scrutinised ten companies in this space.

The Urban Air Mobility Power List

The Urban Air Mobility Power List

Our predictions for the first decade for UAM: More Kardashians than Jetsons.

Facts and Figures

Sustainability in the Air

2.1%

of all human induced
carbon dioxide emissions
is produced by the aviation industry

Sustainability in the Air

21.2

gigatons: The amount of CO2
emitted by 2050 if the industry
carries on flying as it is today

Sustainability in the Air

25.8

billion litres
of SAF under
offtake agreements

Sustainability in the Air

50%

The amount of SAF that can be
blended with traditional jet fuel
for use in a commercial aircraft

Sustainability in the Air

900

million metric tons:
The amount of CO2 emitted
by commercial aircraft in 2019

Sustainability in the Air

12%

The percent of all
transportation emissions
that aviation is responsible for

Pre-Departure

Pre-Departure

A fully transparent travel footprint calculator

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Innovative aircraft and fleet renewal reduce emissions

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Social Impact

Social Impact

Relocating threatened species throughout New Zealand

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Empowering local forest communities in Ethiopia

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In-Flight

In-Flight

Boxed water is helping reduce plastic waste onboard

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New menu and sustainable incentives for travellers

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Why Sustainability Matters

As the leader of one of the world’s largest airlines, I recognize our responsibility in contributing to climate change as well as our responsibility to solve it. It’s no longer enough for us to connect the world without making sure it has a future.

SCOTT KIRBY

SCOTT KIRBY

CEO, United Airlines

If we thought of sustainability in the same way that we think about safety, I’m quite sure we’d be incentivised to create solutions to actually solve those problems.

GREG FORAN

GREG FORAN

CEO, Air New Zealand

If we wait for the ideal technology to be available, then the world is cooked. We miss the net-zero targets. We miss the temperature rise targets.

WARREN EAST

WARREN EAST

CEO, Rolls-Royce

Solving the climate challenge requires collaboration across industries. Decarbonizing aviation is much harder than decarbonizing road transport, as the laws of physics are against us. No one solves these challenges alone.

TOPI MANNER

TOPI MANNER

CEO, Finnair

Deep Dive: 10 Airline Leaders on their Sustainability Strategies

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