Global Aviation Sustainability Day sees launch of first-ever sustainability charter for industry

October 27, 2022

Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI), the industry group that represents the aircraft leasing sector in Ireland, has unveiled the ALI Sustainability Charter, the first set of ESG and climate-aligned principles for the aviation industry promoting collaboration and ambition amongst the lessor community.


The charter was launched at the inaugural Global Aviation Sustainability Day, taking place today in the Convention Centre Dublin. 


Marie-Louise Kelly, ALI Chairperson and CFO of ORIX Aviation, said: “As owners of almost half the global fleet of aircraft, the leasing community has the experience and global influence necessary to move the needle and drive aviation towards a sustainable future. By coming together as an industry, we want to demonstrate our commitment to supporting the wider industry to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.


“With our first-ever Global Aviation Sustainability Day, we want to inspire attendees, wherever they are on their ESG journeys in their respective organizations, to set ambitious sustainability objectives and to seek opportunities to collaborate across the industry.”


Bringing together leading experts from across the aviation sector, as well as from other hard-to-abate industries, the ALI Global Aviation Sustainability Day will welcome keynote speakers Henrik Hololei, Director General of the European Commission’s Transport Directorate (DG MOVE), and Claudia Hügel, Senior Director of Lufthansa, as well as experts from esteemed companies such as Airbus, An Post, Bank of Ireland, Boeing, Emerald Airlines, IATA, KPMG, , Ørsted, Pratt & Whitney, Ryanair, Wizz Air and Zero Petroleum.

Sponsors of the event include Lead Sponsor KPMG Ireland, as well as AerCap, Airbus, Aviation Capital Group, Boeing, Cirium, CDB Aviation, Clifford Chance, DAE Capital, FPG Amentum, Genesis, Hannon Travel, IBA Group, ORIX Aviation, PACE, Pratt & Whitney and SMBC Aviation Capital.