Titan Airways is a proud member of Sustainable Aviation, a long-term strategy which sets out the collective approach of UK aviation to tackling the challenge of ensuring a cleaner, quieter, smarter future for our industry.
We have begun our sustainability journey and, in line with the UK aviation industry’s targets, are committed to net zero by 2050 with interim decarbonisation of 15% by 2030 and 40% by 2040.
We are taking the following steps today to meet these targets.
- We are investing in the latest technology passenger aircraft. Between 2020 & 2022 we added three A321neos to our fleet. The most fuel efficient and quietest of any aircraft in its class, the A321 neoLR is the future of passenger flying at Titan Airways and will replace our Boeing 757’s by the end of 2023. This will reduce carbon emissions from our operations by 30%.
- We are leading the way in reducing emissions from air freight operations. In 2020 we became the first carrier in the northern hemisphere – and one of the first in the world – to operate the Airbus A321P2F. We now operate three of these freighter aircraft and these will replace our Boeing 737 cargo aircraft by the end of 2023. The A321-200P2F produces 25% less emissions per available kg of payload.
- We are working with our suppliers to offer our customers flights using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). In 2021 Titan Airways partnered with Air bp to operate our first flight using SAF. A 35% blend was used for flights to COP26 reducing life cycle emissions by 28%.
- Where SAF is not available, we can offer customers an ‘insetting’ solution. This means SAF is booked and claimed for use elsewhere. This is currently being used on transcontinental all-cargo flights operated on our Airbus A330-300P2F.
- We are in the final stages of designing new company premises, for completion in 2023. Sustainability and energy efficiency has been at the heart of the design of our new building.
- Our new premises will also enable the future use of electric Ground Support Equipment and Electric Vehicles for crew transport, reducing the impact of our non-flying activities.
- We have introduced a policy that any new aircraft must meet Chapter 4 noise, reducing impact on residents.
- We are reducing the use of plastics onboard our flights by, whenever possible, replacing plastic with bamboo cutlery and replacing plastic meal boxes with sustainable cardboard boxes. Reusable china, melamine, stainless steel and linen napkins are also preferred to single-use alternatives. Water is available in sustainable recyclable paper cartons on request.
We are continually reviewing our policy and sustainability is now a standing agenda item at our quarterly Board meetings. We will review our Sustainability Strategy annually and track our progress against our targets. Emissions reports have also been added to our Compliance Board meetings.