Madrid, April 17th, 2023
With the aim of providing a transversal response to the present and future challenge of the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of aviation, SENASA joins together with the main agents of the business, academic and third sector to this Alliance for the Sustainability of Air Transport (AST for its name in Spanish).
This Alliance aims to promote the route for the decarbonisation of the aviation sector, favouring the identification and implementation of new technologies and innovative processes in a rational and orderly manner to ensure the long-term sustainability of the aviation sector.
This is a collaborative mechanism made up of entities from different disciplines, beyond the aviation sector, such as business, academia and the third sector, with the aim of contributing to the commitment to a more sustainable air transport, through the necessary public-private collaboration to respond to this challenge.
Among this Alliance goals are to lead the decarbonisation of the sector, covering all possible solutions and technologies to achieve it and boosting Spain's industrial capacity to offer disruptive technologies, as well as other low-carbon alternatives and circular economy projects. It also encourages public-private collaboration to promote R&D&I and accelerate the development of low-carbon aircraft. Encouraging the large-scale production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in Spain is another of its objectives, as well as promoting the development of initiatives that guarantee the circularity of the waste generated by the sector. In short, to make Spain a benchmark country in the development of new technologies in the aviation sector.
The Alliance for the Sustainable of Air Transport is made up of more than 900 companies or entities that generate more than 294,000 direct jobs and a turnover of more than 80.58 billion euros.