DECRYPTION – The world number one in commercial aviation could postpone the launch of this program, due to a lack of sufficient volumes available.
The clean plane, aeronautics in dreams. Because succeeding in decarbonizing commercial aviation is becoming an existential challenge for the sector. Pressured by public opinion, anti-aircraft lobbies and NGOs, despite its relative weight in man-made CO2 emissions (2 to 3% of the total), aeronautics is launched in a race against time. . This, to honor the commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.
Pour Airbusworld number one in commercial aviation, the challenge is immense if it wants to maintain its rank against Boeing and the Chinese Comac, but also impose the standards and regulations of an industry which, weaned off kerosene, is preparing to switch in another world.
A very ambitious schedule
The objective of the European giant was chanted during a “Summit” on sustainable aviation, which ended on Thursday: to be the first aircraft manufacturer to put a green hydrogen plane into service in 2035, as part of the ZEROe project (e for emission) launched in 2020.
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