Flying more climate-friendly

Sustainability and climate protection are central topics of international aviation. Consumption reduction has been a top priority for aviation for decades.

The aviation industry has already set binding global emission reduction targets in 2008. Since then, as planned, fuel efficiency has increased by at least 1.5% every year. In addition, global air traffic should grow CO2-neutral from 2020 and by 2050 CO2 emissions should even be reduced by 50% compared to 2005.

Enable green growth in air traffic

These goals have been set by the airlines in the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In order to reach these goals, the increasing use of sustainable aviation fuel is essential. In contrast to other modes of transport, new forms of propulsions such as electric or H2 propulsion cannot be realized in aviation in the coming decades. The growth prospects of aviation, despite of the new generation of aircraft with fuel-efficient engines and improvements in the operational processes of airlines, require further comprehensive steps to reduce CO2 emissions.

The use of alternative fuels which aireg advances represents a considerable potential for reducing CO2 emissions in aviation. The development and market introduction of sustainable aviation fuels made from renewable raw materials thus plays an important key role. The technical feasibility has been successfully proven in thousands of test flights and in regular service.