The air transport sector is enjoying an optimistic growth rate while at the same time eliciting growing concern, due to its environmental impact and its vulnerability with respect to energy security. These issues have put the sector at the forefront of the tide in achieving energy efficiency. Efforts have been made on every front to improve efficiency through better technology, optimized operation, as well as energy-saving infrastructure.
What is the low-hanging fruit that the air transport sector can reach in terms of energy efficiency? What are the policy makers’ and private sector’s roles in achieving energy efficiency in air transport? These are the issues that this report would like to address in this energy- and finance-constrained economy.