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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November 2014


  • 3 Nov

    Research Aircraft Operations

    This conference aims to bring together the global research aircraft operating community to share lessons and capabilities, as well as future plans for both campaigns and facility improvements. This conference is aimed at all participants in the planning, management and execution of airborne research programmes, both manned and unmanned, and both scientifically and aeronautically oriented.

  • 3 Nov
    Branch Event

    Apache Ops in Afghanistan

    Apache Ops in Afghanistan by Maj Simon Wilsey, OC 664 Sqn AAC

  • 5 Nov
    Named Lecture

    Brabazon Named Lecture 2014

    The new CEO of Heathrow, John Holland-Kaye, will deliver the 2014 Brabazon Lecture. The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. Born in London on 8 February 1884, J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon became one of British aviation's true pioneers and, in his political career played an important role in the planning of civil aviation for the years following WW2.