The highly-anticipated Sustainable Skies World Summit (SSWS) returns to Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre on 15-16 May 2024!

The third edition of SSWS is a pivotal moment for the aviation industry as it converges ahead of Farnborough International Airshow 2024 to advance the sector towards a more sustainable and innovative future.

Gathering government representatives, regulators, airlines, OEMs, investors, members of academia and media from across the world to discuss and address the immediate and long-term concerns and actionable solutions that are driving the sector towards a more sustainable future, once again centering around 5 key themes:


Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) are highly regarded as one of the key strategies in helping the aviation industry reduce emissions. Compared with conventional fossil fuels, SAF reduces CO2 emissions across its life cycle.

The cost and availability of SAF often come down to government support and the supply chain, with many in the industry calling for more government-led incentives to advance the market.

SSWS24 will provide a platform to discuss these complex challenges, from policy and regulatory changes to industry collaboration, as the aviation industry aims to integrate SAF on a much broader scale.

Carbon Removal

As the industry strives to find long-term solutions to alternative fuels, direct carbon capture and removal could also help companies meet NetZero targets.

The path to effective carbon removal technologies involves not only innovation but extensive collaboration among regulatory bodies, wider industries and research institutions, which will be accelerated through SSWS24’s conference agenda, technology showcase, and The Business Connections Exchange programme.

Zero Emissions

Whilst SAF might offer an immediate solution to cutting CO2 emissions, the industry is working to develop and test hydrogen, electric, solar and hybrid solutions that can offer zero-emission flights. 

SSWS24 will become a stage for experts to share the latest developments and present innovative approaches that will play a vital role in advancing the future of sustainable air travel.

Operation Efficiency

Whilst discussion is often dominated by the role of aircraft themselves, there is a significant role to play from associated infrastructure including airports and flight paths.

This theme encompasses optimising airport operations, air traffic management, operational practices and minimising the aviation industry’s environmental footprint.

Future of Flight

Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is a key element of the decarbonisation of the aviation sector.

The introduction of AAM vehicles not only contributes to sustainability but also marks a transformation in how we envision air travel, potentially revolutionising urban air mobility. These new forms of air travel offer shorter commute times, reduced noise pollution levels, reduced traffic congestion and lower environmental impacts.

SSWS24: Thought-Leadership

These themes will be explored further at SSWS24, not only signifying the specialisms of the different companies exhibiting but also providing structure to the innovative 2-day conference programme.

The conversation and insights gained at SSWS24 will be the foundation for discussions at Farnborough International Airshow 2024, where these themes will evolve and drive further sustainable advancements in the aviation industry. This seamless transition between events will ensure that the industry’s sustainability journey remains at the forefront of sector advancements.

Join us, as industry leaders shaping the future of air travel come together once again to showcase the latest developments in sustainable aviation technology and discuss tangible next steps of the global net zero strategy at the Sustainable Skies World Summit.

Register for SSWS24 now!