• Environment

    UK aviation can accommodate significant growth to 2050 without a substantial increase in absolute CO2 emissions.

  • Economy

    The aviation sector contributes around £18 billion per annum of economic output to the UK economy.

  • Environment

    In the UK, domestic and international aviation emissions account for about 6% of total greenhouse gas emissions compared with 8% from domestic and international shipping.

  • Tax

    The UK has the highest levels of tax on air passengers in the world, raising over £3 billion a year for the Government.

Sustainable Aviation Launches Continuous Descent Operations Campaign

Sustainable Aviation Launches Continuous Descent Operations Campaign

Sustainable Aviation, the voluntary coalition of industry partners, launches a Continuous Descent Operations (CDO) campaign today, 1 July, in an effort to achieve a 5% increase in CDOs across the UK. CDO is an aircraft descent technique that reduces noise, fuel burn and emissions. NATS, as a founder member of Sustainable Aviation (SA), is leading on the project, which will see the air navigation services provider (ANSP) join with other SA members – airlines, airports and aerospace manufacturers – in a large scale simultaneous effort to jointly deliver a step change in CDO performance. Read more

View from the Chief Executive – September 2014

“Britain’s airlines strive for the very highest levels of punctuality for their passengers. While the latest figures for UK airports show a slight decline in performance compared with the same period for 2013, the first three months of 2014 saw the best first quarter results since records began. We will continue to work with our airport partners to eradicate unnecessary delays and look after passengers when things do go wrong.” Read more