Posted on: 21 May 2015 by Mark Howells
Airbus has launched a Sustainable Aviation Engagement Programme to help airlines reduce their environmental footprint through a tailored offering of services and expertise.
Based on four pillars – aircraft technology, aircraft operations, Air Traffic Management and sustainable aviation fuels – the Airbus programme is currently developing pilot projects with Cathay Pacific, British Airways and KLM. The feedback from these projects will be taken on board before the programme is extended to operators worldwide in 2016.
“We are very pleased to see the Sustainable Aviation Engagement programme taking shape with world leading airlines such as British Airways, Cathay Pacific and KLM,” stated Jean-Luc Taupiac, Airbus’ head of environment. “By working closely with our customers and building long-term partnerships we will offer them tailored solutions and expertise to meet their environmental objectives. The benefits will create the ‘perfect flight’: A winning combination of latest aircraft technology, best aircraft operations, optimised Air Traffic Management and sustainable aviation fuels.”
Airbus invests approximately two billion Euros per year in research and development to come up with incremental innovations that will further enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of all its aircraft.