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 through to 2020, with further goals set to cap net CO2 emissions from 2020 and to halve them by 2050 (based on 2005 levels). How is the aviation sector performing in its drive to improve fuel efficiency, in line with its short-term goal? Find out about it in this factsheet.
For more information on the industry's climate action framework, visit this site.