Joining forces

Reducing the impact of aviation on the environment isn’t just a Boeing or an Airbus “thing.” It’s of importance to the entire world.

So a working-together initiative just signed by both companies in Geneva is a great step in increasing efficiency and reducing emissions around the globe. Read about the agreement here.

Comments (4)

Norman (Long Beach, California, United States):

I am glad that Boeing and Airbus have made an agreement for something that affects all of us not just the flying public.

This goes to show that environmental protection and conservation IS compatible with the market system and not just something to laugh at or scowl about.

I am also glad that Boeing's commitment to the environment is not based on the governments minimal standards but something that sees the environment as a pressing issue now.

Though unfortunately the subject of global warming and care for the environment is still a partisan issue, I am happy that many people from both sides of the aisle and even many companies see that the environment must be preserved and being green is marketable.

Congrats for the agreement in Geneva and may this signage last and be an example of a powerful agreement between two strong competitors.

Paulo M (Johannesburg, RSA):

One could be forgiven for thinking we where about to witness yet another Boeing-Airbus P2P vs. 4-Engines-4-Long-Haul battle. Thankfully not.

Competition takes care of the technological advances on the planes themselves and I'm glad you guys appreciate that. Airbus has been the most successful company in maintaining Boeing's leadership of this industry:)

You guys working together on an area of you're industry where you are collectively thought to have limited influence (air traffic management) could see some important changes for the better. This is despite Boeing's involvement in this part of the industry.

If Lockheed Martin is still involved in ATM, then they should also be thinking more green. Are they even a partner here?

It's not so much technological development as having a good look at a recurring problem and devising better management of the system. You ought to have regulators and airports sitting with you and have them do some soul searching.

Oh, by the way, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, tested a Tesla Motors electric car that does 0 to ~60mph (0-100km/h) in about 4 seconds. I'm sure everyone relevant in the auto industry has tested it already. And a Norwegian company will soon begin selling all-electric cars in the US. Performance without a major fossil fuel...

G (France):

I Don't Want To Spoil The Party, but what's the percentage of fossil fuel burnt by air transport? Two or three percent?

Chris C (South Africa):

Indeed we’re in very worrying times regarding the continual soaring prices of oil, and without a doubt every effort must be made by every individual to try and save fuel, and strive for the most efficient operations as possible.

It is very gratifying to see the world’s finest airplane manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, signing such an agreement to try and eek out as much efficiency as possible in the air-transport arena. We need the 787, 747-8, A350 and 777x now...

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