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UK Aerospace poised to lead global net zero charge

Posted 26 October 2021 · Add Comment

At an ADS hosted Pre-COP26 event in London today - Delivering a Sustainable Future: The Runway to COP26 - held at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, global aerospace leaders will hear that the UK aerospace sector can be a world leader in developing and manufacturing the next gen aviation tech required to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Above: The SEC Centre within the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, will host the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) on 31st October - 12th November 2021.
Image: By Richard Brew / copyright Shutterstock

Speakers at the event from the aerospace, defence and space industries will include the chief technology officers of seven major international aerospace manufacturers, the next generation of UK industry talent and ADS members across the defence sector and supply chain.

The chief technology officers will discuss the global industry strategy to achieving a net zero aerospace and aviation sector by 2050, including deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) and will update on progress since their joint statement at the 2019 Paris Airshow.

Calling for a joint effort by Government and industry to secure investment and support development of aerospace technology in the UK, ADS Chief Executive Kevin Craven said: “The UK can and should lead the world in developing and manufacturing the technology that will achieve net zero aviation. We are home to the expertise, the capabilities and the future talent we need to succeed.

“But we must be ambitious in our approach, living on past glory is not sufficient. Achieving our net zero goals requires huge industry investment that will secure thousands of high value jobs, create centres of excellence in technological development and ensure the prosperity of communities in every part of the country.

“Industry and Government must work together to accelerate progress towards the 2050 goals. This joint investment is vital to levelling up our economy, and to making sure Global Britain leads the aerospace technological revolution to achieve net zero for the sake of our future generations.”

The ADS Pre-COP26 event, supported by our knowledge partner Boston Consulting Group (BCG), takes place from 2.30pm on Tuesday 26th October, featuring:

  • Chief Technology Officer Forum
  • Industry Perspectives on Defence & Supply Chains
  • Future Leaders Panel
  • ADS Members Technology Exhibition


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