The UK Aerospace sector can be a world leader in developing and manufacturing the next generation aviation technology needed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050, global aerospace leaders will hear at an ADS event today.

ADS will be hosting a Pre-COP26 event this afternoon in London, “Delivering a Sustainable Future: The Runway to COP26”, at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.

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.

CTOs will discuss achieving net zero emissions by 2050

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, 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.”

“Living on past glory is not sufficient”

“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 Boston Consulting Group (BCG), takes place from 2.30pm on Tuesday October 26 and features:

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

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