Sustainable Aviation

RCA is committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions from its airport operations by 2050 at the latest - with any remaining emissions to be tackled through investment in carbon removal and storage.

Part of the internationally-recognised Airport Carbon Accreditation scheme, we are members of the industry-led green aviation consortium 2ZERO, a government-backed project pioneering electric hybrid aircraft on regional routes.

We hosted the first English eflight trial from Exeter in 2021, and are part of a funding bid to UK Research and Innovation to develop the airport ecosystems necessary to support electrified air travel as part of the next phase of the Government’s Future Flight Challenge. 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.