Leading industry CTOs commit to sustainable aviation goals
The chief technical officers (CTO) of seven of the world’s leading aerospace companies committed last month to reach the emissions reduction goals of the aviation industry. Read More »
In a joint statement released during the Paris Air Show, the CTOs said: “There must be additional public and private commitment to establish a sound regulatory foundation to address the novel issues associated with emerging aviation technologies and to provide the necessary economic support for widespread Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) commercialization.
“We envisage broader, deeper and ongoing co-ordination through the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) to facilitate unified regulation with established regulatory bodies to establish global standards. These include the Federal Aviation Administration, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the Civil Aviation Administration of China, Transport Canada, the ANAC of Brazil and others.
“As industry CTOs we are committed to driving the sustainability of aviation.”
The CTOs said the strategy to cut emissions to 50% of the levels of 2005 involved three pillars:
* Continuing to develop aircraft and engine designs and associated technology to improve fuel efficiency.
* Support the commercialization of sustainable aviation fuels.
* Develop new aircraft and propulsion technology that will eliminate drag, conceive of lighter materials and distribute propulsion in new ways.
Signatories to the manifesto are: Grazia Vittadini (Airbus), Greg Hyslop (Boeing), Bruno Stoufflet (Dassault Aviation), Eric Ducharme (GE Aviation), Paul Stein (Rolls-Royce), Stephane Cueille (Safran) and Paul Eremenko (UTC).