Boeing outlines its efforts to accelerate sustainable aviation in UK and Ireland

Posted on 13 October, 2023 by Advance 

Boeing has released 2023 Sustainability Spotlight UK and Ireland, highlighting its efforts in environmental, social and governance (ESG) related topics throughout 2022 to accelerate sustainable aviation in the UK and Ireland.


The seventh Jet Zero Council was hosted in Boeing London offices.
Courtesy Boeing

Following the publication of Boeing’s 2023 Sustainability Report earlier this year, outlining the company’s global efforts to advance environmental stewardship and inclusion, the UK and Ireland Spotlight hones in on progress made in the UK and Ireland.

The accomplishments are featured under four key sections in the spotlight: People, Products & Services, Operations and Communities – and contribute to Boeing’s global 2030 sustainability goals. Activities in 2022 include:

Launching Boeing’s Cascade Climate Impact Model at Farnborough Airshow, a dynamic modeling tool that analyses strategies and scenarios to reduce aviation's emissions.

Being part of a team led by Virgin Atlantic that secured government funding to operate the first 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) transatlantic flight

Becoming a founding member of the University of Sheffield’s Energy Innovation Centre (EIC) which provides Boeing access to the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation Centre (SAF-IC) to help scale SAF production

Piloting two internship programmes in Boeing UK for participants with a disability

Launching the Newton Flight Academy with Glasgow Science Centre in Scotland, and a mobile Newton Room in Dublin, to engage young people with STEM through aviation-themed lessons

“I’m exceptionally proud of the progress we’ve made in our efforts to decarbonise aviation in the UK and Ireland, while continuing to make strides in building a diverse and inclusive workforce, as well as contributing to the communities in which we work through STEM outreach, charitable partnerships and volunteering,” said Maria Laine, Boeing’s President in the UK, Ireland and Nordics. “This spotlight demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the UK and Ireland and the key role the region has to play in accelerating sustainable aviation.”

“In support of the UK government’s targets to cut aviation emissions to net zero by 2050, we are partnering with the Jet Zero Council, industry, not-for-profits and academia to scale up the local SAF industry and develop digital tools and services to improve operational efficiency,” said Steven Gillard, Boeing’s Regional Sustainability Director. “We know that tackling climate challenges faced by both civil aviation and armed forces and achieving a more sustainable aerospace industry is only possible when we come together.”

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