GTE-02: Pathways for Net-Zero Emission Aviation 3 January 2022 1130 - 1245

The U.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

In November 2021, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the United States Aviation Climate Action Plan, which describes a whole-of-government approach to put the sector on a path toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The plan builds on individual and sector-wide commitments announced by the U.S. aviation industry and highlights specific actions and policy measures to foster innovation and drive change across the entire U.S. aviation sector. 

This talk will introduce the plan and focus on the modeling and analyses of the potential for emissions reductions from measures such as the development of new, more efficient aircraft and engine technologies, the improvements in aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System, the production and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF), and the potential role of market-based measures e.g., the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA).