IAPBA continues to support member companies, professionals and causes in the improvement of fuel burn and emissions from private and business aviation.
We do this to ensure a sustainable future environment whilst protecting the interests of our members and private and business aviation.
Ongoing work in technology is improving the efficiency of modern aircraft from rotor and fan-blade design, to the study of air travelling through the engines, wing technology, and to materials and aircraft construction.
The CLEEN program for Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise aims to reduce fuel burn by 33% amongst its environmental targets and works with a variety of manufacturers and research companies to achieve this.
Ensuring we have the required number of engineers entering aviation is also key to ensuring a sustainable future for private and business aviation.
The industry as a whole is working hard to make aircraft quieter and more efficient by the end of the century. There is a powerful incentive to continue tackling this issue beyond that time, as the protection of the environment and the reduction in cost of operation become ever more challenging and topical.
Despite popular misbeliefs, with only 0.04% of the total CO2 emission, the ecological footprint of business aviation is the smallest of all transport industry. Business aviation actually only emits less than 2% of the total air transport emissions, whilst it represents more than 7% of the total IFR movements in Europe. Besides, business aviation is the only sector that offsets 100% of its emissions.
IAPBA continues to support our members and market advances in a cleaner and in further efficiencies in private and business aviation.