Fact sheets

Fact sheet 3: Tracking aviation efficiency

Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)

In 2009, the aviation industry agreed an ambitious set of goals for addressing climate change by dealing with its carbon emissions. The first goal is to deliver a global average annual fuel efficiency improvement of 1.5%. In other words, the combined fleet of commercial aviation aircraft would improve its fuel efficiency by an average of 1.5% per year until 2020, with further goals set to cap net CO2 emissions from 2020 and to halve them by 2050 (based on 2005 levels).