Technology and reaching net-zero by 2050. An interview with Yann Cabaret, CEO SITA FOR AIRCRAFT

by | Nov 25, 2022 | Digital Transformation, Events, News, On-demand, Travel Tech

Technology and reaching net-zero by 2050. An interview with Yann Cabaret, CEO SITA FOR AIRCRAFT


At the World Aviation Festival in Amsterdam, Yann Cabaret CEO SITA FOR AIRCRAFT talked about sustainability and technology in this five-minute interview.

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT has “a focus on enabling safe, efficient and sustainable aircraft operations, providing systems, data, and applications to customers across the world.”

The interview’s discussion was constructed around these three questions:

  1. What would you say the most important factors will be for reaching the net zero by 2050 target?
  2. Can you name any collaborations or partnerships within the industry which have been particularly effective with regards to sustainability?
  3. Which exciting upcoming trends will we be seeing surrounding technology in the next five years?

The scope of the interview was purposely reduced to a maximum of five years into the future. This allowed the discussion to be predominantly centred around existing technology and the steps that must be taken right now. Although looking forward is important, this must not detract from progress that can be made today.

Yann highlighted this in the interview saying:

“We aren’t waiting for someone to invent something huge that doesn’t exist. There is technology today, let’s make sure we use it properly.”

That said, Yann pointed out there are many developments which will play a significant role in the push for sustainability that have not yet come to fruition.

With regards to how sustainability could be achieved, Yann suggested a diverse array of initiatives would be required, including but not limited to:

  • Lighter aircraft
  • Sustainable fuel
  • Efficient engines
  • Hydrogen technology

The message from the SITA FOR AIRCRAFT CEO was inspiring, emphasising the measures that can and should be taken right now to “leverage what exists today.”



One of the ways SITA’s technology has been used to improve aircraft sustainability is through SITA OptiClimb® technology. This optimisation technology can save up to five per-cent of fuel per trip. Calculations estimate an annual reduction of carbon emissions by 5.6 million tons if every airline used this SITA technology. Singapore Airlines recently deployed this technology, read more here.


Article by Jess Brownlow