AVIATION FAST FACTS

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  • Sustainable Aviation Fuel accounted for 17% of RSB certified products in 2019.

  • Nearly a third of RSB members represent the aviation sector, including airlines, SAF producers, and aviation industry and research associations.

  • RSB drives the sustainability agenda at global level through ICAO, and the RSB CORSIA Standard is expected to be recognised by ICAO for CORSIA certification from 2021 onwards.

  • Many SAF initiatives worldwide, including the 28 airlines member of the Sustainable Air Fuel User Group (SAFUG), have committed to RSB-certified fuel.

  • RSB certified SAF has a minimum 50% GHG emission reduction compared to the fossil fuel baseline and guarantees the protection of social and environmental rights and food security.

A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THE INDUSTRY

The aviation industry has committed to grow carbon-neutrally as of 2020, and to decrease GHG emissions by 50% by 2050.

 

We are working with industry leaders to achieve these goals – and to ensure that these developments have sustainability at their heart.

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    Improve fleet fuel efficiency by 1.5% per year from now until 2020.

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    Stabilise net aviation emissions at 2020 levels with carbon neutral growth.

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    By 2050, net aviation carbon emissions will be half what they were in 2005.

Practical Solutions For A Sustainable Aviation Industry

The RSB’s pioneering approach drives continuous improvement and adaptation to new market challenges and opportunities. With credible solutions, innovative and advanced approaches to the latest sustainability challenges and a proven track record in supporting the industry, we are delivering clear benefits and value to partners across the aviation supply chain.

RSB STANDARD FOR ICAO CORSIA

RSB’s ICAO CORSIA Standard specifies requirements for operators along the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supply chain to produce SAF that complies with RSB’s sustainability requirements and is eligible under CORSIA.

The Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or CORSIA, is an emission mitigation approach for the global airline industry, developed by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). CORSIA has been adopted as complementary to a broader package of measures to help ICAO achieve its goal of carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onwards.

GHG CALCULATOR

RSB’s Greenhouse Gas calculator is a market-leading tool based on emission factors and actual activity measurement The calculator integrates both the RSB Global and EU RED (soon EU RED II) methodologies, as well as CORSIA. The calculator enables operators to conduct their individual calculation of actual GHG LCA values to show a better performance than available default values. By offering the RSB GHG calculator, RSB supports the industry to decrease their carbon emission impact.

FOOD SECURITY

RSB’s approach to food security is extremely robust thanks to a dedicated focus on food security in our Principles and Criteria and a risk management and stakeholder consultation approach that ensures that issues which might impact local food production, such as water access, are identified and managed right from the start.

EXPLORE RSB'S SAF PROJECTS

RSB's Aviation Team

WHY RSB

By 2030, the RSB will have supported the emergence of a new world bioeconomy founded on social, economic and environmental considerations that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals – reducing climate impacts, enhancing food security and rural development, and protecting ecosystems.

Testimonial

The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation's (ICSA) vision for a “zero climate impact” international aviation pathway towards 2050 endorses RSB as the “best-in-class sustainability certification standard for advanced aviation fuels”

The International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA)

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The RSB in Virgin Atlantic Sustainability Report

Read about the RSB and LanzaTech in Virgin Atlantic’s 2015 Sustainability Report, “Change is in the Air.”

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RSB Mentioned in South African Airways (SAA) In-flight Magazine

Customers flying with South African Airways (SAA) can now read about the collaboration with the RSB in the provided in-flight magazine.

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RSB Mentioned in Boeing 2015 Environment Report

Boeing’s new 2015 Environment Report includes a section on the collaboration between South African Airways (SAA), Boeing, SkyNRG and Sunchem SA to develop an aviation biofuel supply chain.

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IATA Report on Alternative Aviation Fuels Highlights RSB


The latest alternative fuels report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) delves into the sustainability of alternative aviation fuels. IATA has dedicated Section 3.3 of the report to the recent developments of the RSB, including the smallholder program and […]

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NRDC Report Recommends RSB Certification for Aviation Industry


NRDC released its second annual Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Scorecard, which rates individual airlines on their implementation of commitments to source sustainably produced biofuels. The report says, “While many members of the aviation sector have made some important progress to implement […]

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