CLIMBING. FAST. is an initiative to showcase business aviation’s many societal benefits, from driving opportunities for today’s workforce, to leading sustainability innovations to achieve a commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Business aviation plays an essential role in creating economic opportunity, connecting communities and fostering innovation.

on a mission to net zero.

Business aviation is at the forefront of developing and certifying electric, hybrid and hydrogen propulsion systems that will enable aircraft to fly carbon-free.

We’re championing the production and distribution of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, which can reduce net carbon emissions by up to 80%. We’re producing business aircraft that are 30% more fuel efficient than the previous generation.

We don’t just follow standards – we go above and beyond.

The Business Aviation Commitment to Net Zero outlines the community’s pledge to meet net zero by 2050 through a combination of measures across four key pillars:



More efficient engines and airframes, and adoption of other technologies such as electric propulsion and hydrogen propulsion.


Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The development and commercialization of non-conventional jet fuels (SAF) that deliver reductions in net lifecycle greenhouse gases versus petroleum-derived jet fuel.


Operations & Infrastructure

More efficient operations, stemming from continued progress on air-traffic management, along with measures including reduced payload, streamlined flight planning, single-engine taxiing, etc.


Market-based Measures

Policy instruments that place a cost on carbon emissions and are considered temporary measures until, combined with the effects of the other pillars, the intended target is met. Such measures include carbon offsetting and emissions trading, each of which have features to reduce their costs by using SAF.

The Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change is the industry’s roadmap for achieving net-zero carbon emissions.

The single-largest potential reduction in aviation’s GHG emissions — and the key to reaching goals for reducing them — will come about through the broad adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in place of conventional jet fuel in use today. 

SAF is a renewable biofuel or synthetic fuel used to power aircraft that has similar properties to conventional jet fuel but with a much smaller lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. In fact, SAF has the ability to reduce lifecycle GHG emissions by up to 80%, while some emerging SAF pathways even have a net-negative GHG footprint. 

Read Business Aviation’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative for more.

to new jobs and economic opportunities.

General aviation supports 1.2 million American jobs and $246 billion in economic output.

The industry’s investments in new technologies and sustainability solutions build on this legacy and are driving opportunities for today’s workforce.

Business aviation helps companies in an increasingly competitive global marketplace – key employees can visit three locations in a single day, rather than a single location in three days.

Explore this PriceWaterHouseCoopers industry-wide study that determined general aviation supports 1.1 million total jobs and supplies $246 billion in total economic output in the United States. These numbers include direct, indirect, induced and enabled impacts.

to connect communities, big and small.

While commercial airlines provide 500 access points across the U.S., business aviation provides access to 5,000 airports.

General aviation is bridging America’s urban and rural communities, operating as a vital transportation source for towns and citizens who live in the last mile, and connecting these communities to the world.

to provide even more humanitarian relief.

Business aircraft are used for around 15,000 relief flights each year, many of which are coordinated with American Red Cross workers, United States Army soldiers and U.S. National Guard units.

In times of crisis, business aircraft have long played a role in providing relief for people and communities in need. During natural disasters, business aircraft can use roadways as runways to reach isolated locations.

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