Fact sheets

Fact sheet 5: Aviation's energy transition

Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)

All parts of the global economy must find ways to respond to the climate change challenge by reducing emissions. Air transport does not have ‘off the shelf’ solutions like many other sectors. How will we fly in the coming decades?

Until very recently, air travel has only had one source of energy: fossil-derived liquid fuel. It has proved to be a reliable power source for decades. But as all industries find ways to cut CO2 emissions, air transport has started a transition towards alternative sources of energy. From a small part of the energy mix today, it is expected that sustainable fuels will become a significant contributor to aviation’s climate action.

Read about the aviation industry's energy transition in this factsheet. If you would like to learn more about the industry's climate action framework, visit this webpage or read another fact sheet on this topic.