Last week during Media Day, the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) called for more action to meet its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) decarbonisation targets. The organisation with sustainable travel among its top priorities for 2023 is keeping a close eye on fuel production and consumption.
TIACA stressed the need for fresh incentives, investments, and adequate government support to bridge the gap between SAF production and demand and meet usage targets. The industry is going to need 450 billion litres of SAF by 2050.
The association finished its third annual industrial sustainability survey to furnish its yearly Sustainability Insights Report. According to the findings, up to 75 per cent of airlines prioritise sustainability, while 47 per cent of ground handlers are invested in the cause. However, of those, around 40 per cent of the ground handlers do not see a role they can play in SAF deployment in the industry.
Around 54 per cent of airports are at the ‘awareness raising’ stage, while 35 per cent are taking strict measures for SAF deployment. Around 30 per cent of freight forwarders have taken SAF implementation initiatives. Although it is a long way to go, the transparency around decarbonisation has been boosted globally among airlines, freight forwarders, and technology companies. It further suggests that standard-assigning bodies and authorities should work with the aviation industry to develop a unified approach and make universal carbon reduction calculation methods a common practice.