Greening aviation in Canada – 2018

From 2008 to 2018, the aviation industry in Canada improved its fuel efficiency by 18%.

Without this improvement, the industry would have emitted an additional 5 Megatonnes of greenhouse gas in 2018.

This is equal to emissions from 1,250,000 cars driven in one year.

The aviation industry is becoming greener in Canada by:

  • buying new aircraft and upgrading fleets
  • pre-cooling and heating aircraft at the terminal
  • looking at ways to add sustainable aviation fuel to the supply chain
  • switching to electric baggage loaders and ground equipment
  • implementing carbon management plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from airports
  • installing charging stations for electric vehicles
  • managing air traffic to save fuel


Greening Aviation in Canada
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