SATA Air Açores and Azores Airlines are at the forefront of the Zero Emissions Alliance for Aviation, which goal is to ensure the integration of hydrogen and electricity-powered aircraft in their fleets by the year of 2050.
The Zero Emissions Alliance in Aviation is a program endorsed by the European Commission and includes organizations deeply engaged with the decarbonization of aviation in the coming years.
The Alliance commitment will be followed by clear goals to accomplish across the year and an established plan to present results.
This joint initiative is running in parallel with existing research programs, such as SESAR 3 and Clean Aviation, both of which have the European Commission's endorsement.
SATA Group’s airlines taking part in the Zero Emissions in Aviation Alliance will strengthen other initiatives with several airline partners, namely Airbus, Bombardier, IATA, and ERA.
The possibility of exchanging knowledge and experiences among partners is vital if the industry wishes to target a zero-emissions future. The Azorean airlines are profoundly engaged and already adopting best practices aiming to defend environmental sustainability globally, without ignoring that it's part of the airlines' mission to help preserving the natural balance of the Azores Archipelago. After all, the Azores are the leading destination of SATA’s airlines.