The three major aircraft manufacturers, Airbus, of Europe, Boeing of the US and Embraer of Brazil, have reached a cooperation agreement on biofuel.
The three global industry leaders have agreed to accelerate the commercialization of biofuels, “a key element for sustainable growth” of the sector, it was reported in Paris.
The common goal of the manufacturers is to “develop advanced biofuel” (drop-in) and it is expected to make it “affordable,” said Airbus in a statement.
The three manufacturers will look for “opportunities for collaboration to address unanimously governments and producers of biofuels,” it added.
The aim is to “support, promote and accelerate the availability of new sources of sustainable aviation fuels,” the statement said. The deal was announced just a day after the presidents of Airbus, Tom Enders and Boeing, Jim Albaugh, criticized in Geneva as “nonsense” the creation of the ETS European tax, designed to tax the air carriers using the airspace of the European Union with their CO2 emissions. The two manufacturing presidents said the ETS will not serve as an environmental objective, but would cause conflict, fragment the industry and cost thousands of jobs, on which both presidents, for once, agreed upon.
This post is also available in: Spanish