Boeing, an American multinational corporation that designs and trades airplanes, rotorcraft, rocket, missiles, satellites, and telecom equipment worldwide, is going to make our flying experience sustainable. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and commercial jetliner manufacturers. The company has announced to deliver commercial airplanes adroit meant to fly on 100% biofuel by the end of this decade. The aim is to protect planet earth from the damage of fossil fuels. Boeing is setting a pioneering target to advance commercial air transportation’s abiding sustainability.
According to the US Department of Energy, Air Transport Action Group, and several other scientific studies, sustainable air transportation fuels reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80% over the fuel’s life cycle with the potential to reach 100% in near future. Bio aviation fuels are mixed directly with conventional jet fuel up to a 50-50 blend (the maximum sanctioned under current fuel specifications). Sean Newsum, Boeing’s director of the sustainability strategy, sees it as a tremendous challenge and calls it the challenge of our lifetime. Further, he added that aviation was committed to doing its part to reduce its carbon footprint.
Boeing essentially has only 10 years to achieve its target because jetliners that will be delivered in 2030 will stay in service by the year 2050. Boeing is not starting from scratch, however, in 2018 the company presented, the world’s first commercial airplane using 100% sustainable fuel on a FedEx Corp 777 freighter. Commercial air transportation currently accounts for about 2% of worldwide carbon emissions, cited by ATAG. The world’s largest aerospace company must govern what changes to make to ensure safe flights. Also, Boeing’s goals require advancement in jet systems, elevating fuel-blending requirements, and safety certification by global regulators.