Air Canada recently announced their commitment to reduce 20 percent of their greenhouse gas emissions from flights and 30 percent from ground operations by 2030 in an effort to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
In a statement regarding the decision, Air Canada president and CEO Michael Rousseau said:
“Climate change is critical, and we believe we can and must do more to address this for the future of our environment. This is why we are further embedding climate considerations into our strategic decision-making, and undertaking a very ambitious plan that is meaningful, will support Canada’s leadership position on climate change, advance de-carbonization in the airline industry while keeping fares affordable for customers.”
Air Canada will reduce fuel consumption, CO2 and nitrogen oxide emissions for the Airbus A220 and Boeing 737 Max narrowbody fleets in order to achieve their goals. They will also prioritize innovation, sustainable aviation fuels, clean energy, carbon reductions and removals across the company. Even measures such as providing iPads for pilots to reduce the use of paper manuals will be implemented to help to achieve net-zero carbon emission.
You can read more on Air Canada’s carbon emissions goals here.