Sustainable aviation

Lead the way to a more sustainable future by navigating the delicate balance between market growth and a changing climate.

Ensuring a sustainable future for aviation can have different meanings to different stakeholders. How does the aviation industry address the global challenge of a changing climate? Do customers want the same things airlines and governments do? Economic and geopolitical uncertainties add further complexity. No one will crack the aviation sustainability challenge alone—but progress is possible with a clear plan and integrated response.

We support clients by working on each piece of the puzzle:


  • Audience insights
  • Strategic communication
  • Social monitoring
  • Sentiment analysis
  • Eco-labelling—standard setting and implementation


  • Sustainability strategies
  • Carbon price forecasting, offsetting strategies for EU-ETS, CORSIA, and voluntary schemes
  • Facility acquisitions
  • Carbon footprint reduction
  • Employee engagement
  • Ground handling


  • Sustainability investments, including Sustainable Aviation Fuels
  • Fleet planning
  • Operational efficiency
  • Cost savings
  • Passenger analytics and engagement


  • Priority setting
  • Demand forecasting
  • Technology roadmaps, cost-benefit analyses
  • Policy development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Public input and comments
  • Consumer protections
  • Resilience Planning

We work across the aviation value chain

We start with a deep understanding of the forces that can impact success in an era of unprecedented change. Our solutions promote the sustainable travel and goods movement by improving safety, reducing emissions, and optimizing existing systems. We empower clients with real-time information to make informed choices.


airport staff at Heathrow engaged in positive sustainability initiatives

9 of the 10

top U.S. hub airports work with ICF


of aviation asset-backed securitizations use our maintenance cash flow forecasts

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