Tier 1 of S.T.A.R.S complete – sustainability standards for the business aviation sector

Sarah Wilkin on behalf of Fly Green Alliance (FGA) has joined a working group of aviation professionals who are happy to be part of the sustainable transformation of the business aviation sector. Through the creation of the new sustainability standards operators, FBOs and ground handling will be guided through a step-by-step process leading them to more sustainable operations …

FGA Travel Smart works toward Aviation’s Destination 2050 net zero plans

After yesterday’s announcement by the civil aviation sector it was concluded that an agreed list of measures will be taken to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 including: Reduction of demand – 12% Sustainable aviation fuel – 34% Improved air traffic management – 6% Carbon removal – 8% (sinks, sequestration) Fleet update – …

FGA at the United Nations

One year ago, FGA was at the United Nations discussing our work and talking about collaboration: Prince Harry, Booking.com, Skyscanner,Visa and TripAdvisor announced work towards sustainable travel the same week. Fly Green Alliance  introduced the Travalyst initiative at the United Nations SDG Lab event, asking if industry and the tourism sector was being consulted in regards to climate action and conservation work. After …

Green Aviation in 21st century Europe

The EU Green Week took place virtually last week, on the theme of preserving global biodiversity and nature. The panels featured renowned policy makers and scientists in a series of short and engaging talks discussing how tackling biodiversity loss could help increase the future well-being of our societies, by mitigating the impacts of climate change …

Sustainability news channel, Access ECO, interviews Sarah Wilkin – founder & CEO of FGA

The sustainability news channel Access Eco approached Sarah Wilkin to discuss how FGA evolved, their work in the industry and the outlook for sustainable travel and sustainable aviation fuel in the coming years. You can watch the interview here on youtube. As Sarah discusses in this interview it will be the support of the large …

What are the basket of measures for aviation decarbonisation?

This is the term that has been used to describe the solutions that are available to the hardest to decarbonise industry, aviation.  They have been decided upon by the UN body ICAO and agreed by IATA, member states including and leading aviation associations globally. EUROCONTROL created some key diagrams which show the measures and a …

Down to earth: Moonshot turns to earthshot

Back in July 1969 we finally made it to the moon. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The term used back then to make this happen was ‘moonshot’. Now today our mission turns to climate and as David Attenborough implores us to see, in his new Netflix documentary ‘A life …

FGA joins EBAA’s sustainability working group

Fly Green Alliance has been invited to be part of a group of aviation and sustainability experts looking to work towards guiding the business aviation sector in reducing their emissions and becoming more sustainable. The work is managed through a work stream called Expanding Horizons and sponsored by EBAA. Our first meeting was held on …

FGA response to ReFuel Aviation Survey

Ricardo was appointed by the European Commission (DG MOVE) to carry out a support study for the impact assessment of the ReFuelEU Aviation initiative. FGA was invited as a stakeholder of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development and debate to respond to a survey recently sent out by the European Commission. We responded to the …

EU aviation alliance support for green recovery

The aviation industry losses will amount to $88 billion this year having lost up to 80% of traffic (IATA) due to the pandemic. It has been estimated that the industry will take between 2-5 years to recover but strong leadership has been demonstrated by a progressive move by the industry to campaign for green recovery.  …