Environment

Over the last few decades, perhaps no industry has done more to improve its environmental performance than the aerospace and defense industry. Today’s aircraft and engines are much more efficient than those flying just 20 or 30 years ago, dramatically decreasing fuel burned and harmful emissions. New aircraft models now under development promise to make even bigger gains in efficiency, cutting the industry’s carbon output even further.

But we are not resting on our laurels. The international aviation industry is making an extraordinary investment in taking environmental performance to the next level with advances like alternative fuels and even more efficient engines and airframes. Coupled with fuel-saving gains in operations and air transportation system transformation, these improvements will make aviation even greener than it is today.

The Wright brothers made their first flight surrounded by the unspoiled nature of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our industry continues to work toward a similar balance of technology and our environment for the future.

This web site is aimed at provide details of the many steps the U.S. commercial aviation industry is taking to make our already good environmental track record even better. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or to receive further information.


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