FlyZero: Planet-friendly flying

FlyZero aims to realise zero-carbon emission air travel by the end of the decade. Tom Batchelor takes a look at the initiative’s early days.

From green fuel to offsetting, the push for zero-carbon flights has resulted in a diverse array of strategies that aim to cut greenhouse gases while keeping planes in the air. With the UK keen to be at the forefront of the sustainable transport drive, a new UK government-backed programme named FlyZero has sought to offer a path to planet-friendly flying.

Launched last year, at the height of the pandemic, and led by the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), the project was established to find alternatives to Jet A-1 fuel for commercial airliners by the end of the decade.

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