in Aerospace / Defence / Security / Space

Boeing advances biofuels, recycling and conservation

Posted 6 June 2019 · Add Comment

Boeing released its 2019 Global Environment Report yesterday, highlighting the company's efforts towards building cleaner, more fuel-efficient airplanes and finding innovative ways to recycle and conserve resources, including here in the UK.



Above: Boeing's fabrication factory in Sheffield.
Courtesy Boeing


In 2018, Boeing unveiled its new environment strategy through 2025 with ambitious goals to innovate products for environmental performance, reduce emissions, waste, and water and energy consumption at work sites, and to work with communities around the globe.

"We are committed to cleaner water, air and land, and this report highlights the wide range of efforts surrounding Boeing's environmental stewardship around the globe," said Bryan Scott, vice president of Environment, Health & Safety.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Surpassing 2018 targets, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 7.3% at work sites.
  • Partnering with a UK-based recycler to keep up to two million pounds of excess carbon fibre from Boeing factories out of landfills per year.
  • Using renewable energy to power Boeing's primary data centre, saving enough electricity to power more than 4,000 homes annually.
  • Working with Etihad Airways to fly a 787 Dreamliner powered partly by biofuel made from desert plants irrigated with seawater.
  • Designing new energy-efficient facilities around the world, including the 737 Completion and Delivery Centre in Zhoushan, China and the fabrication facility in Sheffield, UK.
  • Catalysing development of sustainable aviation fuel and offering customers the option of using biofuel on delivery flights.

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defence, space and security systems, and global services. As the top US exporter, the company supports commercial and government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing employs more than 150,000 people worldwide and leverages the talents of a global supplier base.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

IBA forecasts strong headwinds for aviation in 2020

The global aviation marketplace will encounter a wide range of challenges in 2020, according to Leatherhead based independent aviation consultant IBA, which released its 2020 Market Update today.

DTC launch new RF Power Amplifier variant

Domo Tactical Communications (DTC), the wireless communications specialist, has launched a 5 Watt variant of the market-leading RF Power Amplifier.

BAE Systems to provide life cycle and tech support for US NAWCAD

The US Navy has awarded BAE Systems a prime position on a five-year, $34.9 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide life cycle sustainment and technical support for the Naval Air Warfare Center

A thousand pupils attend Gatwick's STEM roadshow

One thousand pupils from five local schools visited a Gatwick Airport Roadshow at Ashcombe School, Dorking, yesterday – in a continuing programme across the region designed to encourage children to pursue Science Technology

Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund supports STEM project

Pupils from seven local secondary schools will take part in a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) competition thanks to a £7,000 award from Glasgow Airport’s FlightPath Fund.

Edinburgh Airport reports record year

A total of 14,747,830 people travelled through Edinburgh Airport last year, making 2019 the busiest in the airport’s history and the busiest ever year for a Scottish airport.

Rubb SK2911070220
See us at
VIDSE BT1605060320AMAS BT0312270220FIL20BT010819260720S&P BT241019040320