Part One: AeroPALLET – A Deep Dive into Environmental Longevity
What’s the issue?
In 2021, it was announced that “IATA’s member airlines are committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions from their operations by 2050” IATA, 2021. This undertaking hopes to bring the air transport industry in-line with the objectives of the Paris agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C. In order to achieve this goal, the entire industry will need to work together and support this agenda in a cohesive fashion.
As announced by IATA, the Fly Net Zero by 2050 campaign will support this pledge and will require a combination of maximum elimination of emissions at the source, offsetting and carbon capture technologies. So what does this mean for the supporting industries who are not supplying fuel or operating carbon capture? As per this press release “all parts of the aviation industry must work together within a supportive government policy framework to deliver the massive changes that are needed, including an energy transition”.
Why are we telling you all this?
Like the old saying goes, “every little helps” and when it comes to Fly Net Zero, the same sentiment applies. No matter your position in the supply chain and air cargo industry, you can contribute to reaching this goal and reducing carbon emissions. We saw this topic hold a prominent place in the IATA World Cargo Symposium 2022, with an entire topic ‘Stream’ focussing on Sustainability and a hosted talk specifically on ‘Innovating to Achieve Net Zero’.
There are many stakeholders outside of what are considered direct innovations such as SAF production which can support this agenda, it’s all about educating the supply chain and finding the right solutions. We’ll be looking at how to support the ‘Flight Efficiencies through infrastructure and operations’ of the FNZ pledge, as well as alternative viewpoints on reducing fuel consumption.
Over the coming weeks and months, we will discuss how the AeroPALLET solution can contribute to this reduction in carbon footprint, all whilst saving long-term dollars on your bottom line. Sounds good? We think so too. Good for you, and good for the planet.