Arlington, Va. (Oct. 7, 2022) – Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) President and CEO Eric Fanning today released the following statement after the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Assembly adopted a goal of net-zero carbon emissions for international flights by 2050.
“ICAO’s decision marks a key milestone on our path to a more sustainable future for aviation. Commercial aviation manufacturers in the United States and around the world have already committed to a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, but government must be aligned with industry to turn this aspiration into reality. This affirmation of support provides the global aviation industry with a harmonized framework to reduce carbon emissions, advance new technologies, and achieve a brighter, greener future.”
In April 2022, AIA released a comprehensive plan for the future of sustainable aviation, Horizon 2050. The report, written in partnership with Accenture, analyzes the state of sustainable aviation technologies in the United States and identifies the priorities and investments needed industry to achieve its goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.