In order to help decrease aviation's carbon emission, NASA recently awarded $50 million to 14 organizations. The NASA- developed HICAM project is thought to have the ability to lower aviation carbon technologies for single-aisle, lower-emission aircraft that visitors might see in airport in the 2030s, NASA is also looking for partner. Additionally NASA has created Instant Emission Test technology, which is sensitive and trustworthy enough to measure emission from passing cars, to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide from a satellite.

Instant Emissions Test Technology, developed by NASA, has the sensitivity and dependability to measure emissions from passing cars while also measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide from a satellite. A business is trying to make it possible for municipalities to monitor vehicle pollution using the NASA sensor. The technology can be used to monitor vehicle emissions from above and to identify and stop petrol leaks. In order to develop technologies for single-aisle aircraft with reduced emissions, NASA is also researching sustainable aviation fuel emissions and looking for collaborators. NASA has also used satellites and atmospheric modelling to track changes in CO2 pollution during the COVID-19 pandemic from orbit.

A NASA effort called HiCAM seeks to accelerate the production of composite aircraft, lower costs, and enhance the sustainability of aircraft production. HiCAM collaborates with industry to address the aviation industry's need for more rapid production of composite aircraft to satisfy the rising global demand for lightweight transport aircraft. HiCAM is a member of the Sustainable Flight National Partnership. Meetings of experts have been conducted by NASA to gather feedback and observations on the potential alliances and acquisition plans for HiCAM. HiCAM's green technologies, according to NASA researchers, have the ability to lower aviation's carbon emissions.