ALIGHT sustainable aviation programme welcomes Airbus
Airbus has a unique expertise and will have a significant impact on the work in ALIGHT towards sustainable aviation.
Airbus has a vast experience within the field of smart usage of sustainable aviation fuels to reduce both CO2 and non-CO2 emissions.
In close collaboration with other key partners in ALIGHT, Airbus will perform crucial cost benefit analyses on future SAF scenarios and help determine both feasibility and viability of each of the identified scenarios for sustainable aviation.
“Being able to attract a partner like Airbus is a testament to the robustness of the ALIGHT partnership. Airbus is one of the largest aircraft manufacturers globally and their unique expertise will add incredible value to our efforts in promoting sustainable aviation and airport operation in Europe,” said Sabrina Tekle Krarup Jensen, senior project manager for sustainability at Copenhagen Airport.
Since 2020, the European Commission funded partnership has worked to promote sustainable solutions and technologies for the aviation sector.
By adding Airbus to the partnership consortium, ALIGHT can co-develop and test potential models in an aircraft context and with a profound expertise on future aircraft and engine technologies.
"The distribution of sustainable aviation fuel at airports is a challenge for the entire industry. This is why Airbus has joined the ALIGHT project: to contribute to the modeling of an infrastructure for sustainable aviation fuel and renewable energy sources for ground activities in airport operations. In addition, we will collectively develop the aviation ecosystem necessary to bring this model to life,” added Julien Manhes, Airbus head of sustainable aviation fuel and fuel efficiency.
With this new addition to the consortium, the ALIGHT partnership now consists of 17 dedicated partners in 10 different European countries.
The ALIGHT partnership model is based on co-creation and knowledge exchange for maximised impact and will strive to develop replicable and scalable models for sustainable aviation and airport operation for a better tomorrow.