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Aerospace sets sights on sustainability

August 15, 2021


In brief

The new gameplan for sustainable aviation

When aerospace met sustainability

Hyperspeed: Accelerate the transformation


of executives anticipate up to 1/3 of their revenues coming from more sustainable products or services in the next 5 years, driven by efficient designs and new sources of fuel and advanced materials.

All together now: Harness the ecosystem


of aerospace and defense executives say that the unsustainable extraction of commodities and materials is one of the impacts of industrialization their company is actively addressing.


of the global fleet will reach end of life in the next two decades. Therefore, dismantling products to maximize reuse and recycling is vital to ensuring sustainable end-of-life aircraft management.

Airbus and Tarmac Aerosave have established a proven method for decommissioning, dismantling, and recycling the aircraft in an environmentally sustainable way, with up to 90% of aircraft eligible for reuse or recycling.

Messaging matters: Evangelize the progress


of aerospace and defense executives believe that it will be imperative for their company to measure, incentivize and communicate sustainability performance 3 years from now, compared to just 22% today.

Safran introduced key performance indicators such as percent of R&D investment focused on environmental efficiency and has already made progress by completing 20% of the emission reduction actions required to achieve the 2025 targets for these metrics.

Technology and sustainability: Twin engines powering aerospace

John Schmidt

Senior Managing Director – Aerospace & Defense, Global

John is Accenture’s Aerospace and Defense Global Industry lead.

Marc Gelle

Senior Managing Director – Aerospace & Defense, Europe

Marc is Accenture's Aerospace and Defense Europe Industry lead.

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