Welcome to the Greener by Design Group

Greener by Design was formed in 1999 by the Royal Aeronautical Society and bodies representing airports, UK airlines and the aerospace industry, bringing together experts from every part of the aviation industry with Government bodies and research institutions.

The initiative is sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and is supported by other bodies in the aviation sector but it is non-aligned, researching and advising independently of any interest.

What does Greener by Design do?

  • Researches, assesses and advises Government and industry on operational, technological, economic and regulatory options for limiting aviation’s environmental impact.
  • Promotes best practice across the aviation and aerospace sectors.
  • Promotes a balanced understanding of aviation’s true environmental impact and its environmental programmes, in liaison with other groups with similar objectives.
  • Issues an annual report and holds an annual conference and workshops on sustainable aviation.


  • Events

    Details on forthcoming RAeS Greener by Design Conferences, Lectures & Seminars

  • Committee

    Meet the people who drive the RAeS Greener by Design Group’s activities

  • Contact Us

    Want to get in touch or join the RAeS Greener by Design Mailing List?

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April 2015


  • 27 Apr
    Corporate Partner Event

    Corporate Partner Briefing by Paul Griffiths, CEO, Dubai Airports

    A briefing on the strategy and model that contributed to the rapid ascension of Dubai International to its status as the world's busiest international airport, as well as plans for the $32 billion expansion of Dubai's second largest airport, Al Maktoum International, at Dubai World Central.

  • 27 Apr
    HQ Lecture

    Alan Bristow Memorial Lecture 2015

    This lecture is held in memoriam of Alan Bristow; a key figure in the rotary world. The lecture will cover 'Contemporary Royal Naval Helicopter Operations' and will be given by Cdr Glyn Owen, Commanding Officer 825 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Navy & Peter Prager, Head Of Training Operations (UK), AgustaWestland.

  • 28 Apr
    Named Lecture

    Commercial Aviation Trends - Past, Present and Future

    Sir Roy McNulty, Chairman of Gatwick Airport Limited will discuss some of the principal trends which have affected the industry in the UK over the past 40 years – technological, commercial, operational, environmental, regulatory and political.