Jane Imrie

Sustainability boost for UK aviation sector with multi-million pound government funding

A series of sustainable aviation projects have secured multi-million pound funding to accelerate development.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has today (September 29) announced the winners of the latest £3m competition focused on making zero emission flights a reality.

The 15 successful projects have been awarded a share of over £700k in a bid to help bring forward research and technology which can support UK airports in handling new types of electric and hydrogen aircraft.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps commented: “As the world reopens from the pandemic, it is essential that we are investing in greener aviation as part of our transport decarbonisation agenda.

“Funding these revolutionary projects will help to slash carbon, create jobs and get us closer to our goal of operating zero emission flights.”

Aviation Minister Robert Courts added: “As an island nation, aviation is essential for our future growth and plans to build back better and greener from the pandemic.

“With COP26 around the corner, we’re ramping up our efforts even further by funding the technology that unlocks the flights of the future.”

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