FlyZero

FlyZero is the Aerospace Technology Institute project aiming to realise zero-carbon emission commercial aviation by 2030.

Shaping the future

Led by the ATI and backed by the UK Government, FlyZero is setting out to realise zero-carbon emission air travel by the end of the decade. A team of experts from across the UK is conducting a detailed and holistic study of the design challenges, manufacturing demands, operational requirements and market opportunity of potential zero-carbon emission aircraft concepts.

As the global aviation industry looks to a brighter, greener future, FlyZero will help the UK stand at the forefront of sustainable flight in design, manufacture, technology and skills. A new dawn for aviation is on the horizon.

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FlyZero webinar: Realising zero-carbon emission air travel by 2030

Catch up on the latest updates from the FlyZero team. Find out how we'll be developing concept aircraft which would meet the markets of tomorrow enabling us to draw the technology roadmaps, sustainability targets and the economic case for accelerating decarbonisation.

Questions about FlyZero?

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The FlyZero vision

FlyZero was launched in July 2020 by the Secretary of State for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy. In this video, Project Director Chris Gear shares the project's aims to determine the technical and commercial viability of a future zero-carbon emission aircraft design.

FlyZero webinar, 5th May 2021

Our last webinar shared updates from the project including how to get involved with subcontracted work packages, and a Q&A with the FlyZero leadership team.

FlyZero work packages

Find out how your specialist expertise can support the UK’s project to realise zero-carbon emission commercial flight though subcontracting opportunities.


Net zero 2050

To remain sustainable aviation must radically reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The industry has the potential to make significant contributions to the UK commitments to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels and reach net zero by 2050. As we look forward to a brighter, greener future, this is the top priority for the aerospace industry, an industry in which the UK currently excels. A race is underway to create a new generation of truly sustainable aircraft.


Time to act

A new breed of aircraft will call for entirely new industrial capabilities which will lay the foundations for the future of the industry, just as investments made 40-50 years ago set up the aerospace industry we know today. The supply chain underpinning these capabilities also needs to be created, offering a unique opportunity for the UK to redefine the role it plays in global aerospace. But the time to act is limited and closing with many other countries pursuing the same goal.

FlyZero is setting out to shape the future of global aviation with the intention of gearing up the UK to stand at the forefront of sustainable flight in design, manufacture, technology and skills for years to come. The 12-month project will deliver:

  • An assessment of the potential market, economic benefit and environmental impact for a zero-carbon emission commercial aircraft by 2030
  • A preliminary design for at least one zero-carbon emission commercial aircraft to maximise environmental impact and drive deeper understanding of the economic, technical and industrial challenges
  • Technology roadmaps, identifying key development issues
  • A requirement specification as basis for future industrialisation and industrialisation roadmap
  • A baseline assessment of the UK’s current industrial footprint and capability
  • A sustainability assessment.

At the end of the programme, the outputs of FlyZero will be made available for further development and exploitation for the benefit of the UK. The ATI is also keen for the benefits of working as part of the project to be shared with a wide cross-section of stakeholders to support growth in the UK.