UK airlines welcome Government commitment to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

March 16th, 2021

Responding to the formal launch today by the Government of a new competition backed by £15m of funding to support the development of sustainable aviation fuels, Tim Alderslade, Chief Executive of Airlines UK, the industry association representing UK-registered carriers, said:

“Sustainable aviation fuels are proof today that low emission air travel is possible, and the “Green Fuels, Green Skies” competition is a welcome boost to help deliver the innovative plants that will produce sustainable aviation fuel at scale this decade, fuels which alongside exciting new hydrogen and electric technologies will power UK airlines for decades to come and help deliver the UK aviation industry commitment to net zero carbon. Put simply, without SAF we cannot achieve net zero and this funding support from