Business Aviation pledge for industry to hit net zero by 2050

Industry leaders added to environmental targets made in 2009 to increase fuel efficiency and achieve carbon-neutrality at a carbon-neutral convention held by the NBAA

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Business aviation leaders have pledged for the sector to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, adding to a set of commitments made more than a decade ago.

At the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) convention, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) and the NBAA all committed to the industry continuing its goal to increase fuel efficiency by 2% each year until 2030.

This adds to their pledge made in 2009, to halve carbon emissions by 2050 and achieve carbon-neutral growth by 2020.

The NBAA has made its convention carbon-neutral through the implementation of a new carbon offsetting programme.

Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO, said: “I’m incredibly proud to say that the industry is on track to meet or exceed those goals. This is a testament to the value of a unified partnership among operators, manufacturers, fuellers, service providers and many others.

“With our collective focus and determination, we can achieve carbon-neutrality in our lifetimes.”