Sustainable Aviation

RCA is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions from its airport operations by 2040 at the latest - with any remaining emissions to be tackled through investment in carbon removal and storage.

We are part of the internationally-recognised Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme, and have worked as part of the industry-led green aviation consortium 2ZERO - a government-backed project pioneering electric hybrid aircraft on regional routes. This saw us host the first English eflight trial from Exeter in 2021.

We are now working in collaboration with Cranfield University to develop new initiatives in sustainable aviation practice and technology. As a member of the Sustainable Aviation Programme Board’s initiative to design new airport infrastructure accommodating smart aviation technologies, fuels, and a roadmap of future skill requirements, we are driven by a sustainable green agenda in cooperation with key local stakeholders.