Airlines welcome creation of Jet Zero Council to achieve net zero aviation by 2050

June 12th, 2020

Responding to the announcement by the Transport Secretary of the creation of a Jet Zero Council to work on achieving net zero emissions for aviation by 2050, Tim Alderslade, CEO of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said:

“It’s an excellent initiative and the Transport Secretary should be applauded for demonstrating such a willingness to work with the aviation industry to achieve our commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. There are huge opportunities for the UK to be a world-leader in sustainable aviation fuels production and electric aviation, creating thousands of high-skilled jobs and major export opportunities in the process. It’s a win-win for all of our regions who will stand to gain from this and for the UK’s decarbonisation efforts, and we’re looking forward to taking part.”