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Our Mission

The Sustainable Aviation Foundation (SAF) is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501c3 organization, dedicated to improving human life through advances in aviation. Our goal is to focus on the application of electric aviation at a meaningful scale to help solve these pressing problems of our age:

  1. Climate change and climate-related disasters
  2. Surface gridlock and the attendant losses of human happiness and productivity
  3. The need for sane and humane urban planning for billions of humans

We believe this mandate is underserved by existing initiatives, and that by bringing together experts and practitioners from a wide array of disciplines we can collectively advance Urban Air Mobility (UAM) as a sustainable and practical mass-transit solution.

Our activities towards these goals include the following:

  • Programming and hosting of the Sustainable Aviation Symposium, a yearly conference attracting enthusiasts, academics and industry members from around the world to discuss the latest developments in e-Flight and related developments
  • Consulting and thought-leadership on UAM and e-Flight initiatives to public and private groups, including policymakers, elected officials and media
  • Hosting and sponsoring eFlight news coverage through our online journal SustainableSkies.org
  • Outreach and development of student and educational partners to grow the future of e-Flight in multi-disciplinary university programs

Sustainable Aviation Foundation, Incorporated is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501c3 educational organization organized and operated exclusively for public, charitable and educational purposes as a private foundation. It is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt private foundation under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.