Boeing joins aireg, the German initiative for sustainable aviation fuels

8. November 2023

  • aireg and Boeing will work together for a more sustainable aviation future
  • New partnership will drive the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF)

BERLIN, Nov. 8, 2023 – Boeing has joined aireg (Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany), underscoring the company’s commitment to partner towards a more sustainable future for air travel and progress on sustainable aviation fuel.

aireg and Boeing are driving the development and use of SAF. Sustainable Aviation Fuels could reduce CO2 emissions by up to 85% over the entire life cycle of the fuel compared to conventional jet fuel.

“On behalf of the aireg board and our members, I am extremely pleased that Boeing is becoming a member of our association,” said Siegfried Knecht, chairman of the aireg board. “Boeing has already supported our initiative in the past and we will now jointly drive the development, production, supply and delivery of SAF in cooperation with CAAFI (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) in the U.S.”

Boeing is committed to delivering all its commercial aircraft 100% SAF compatible by 2030 and is working with airlines, industry partners, governments and research institutions worldwide to increase the availability and reduce the cost of SAF.

“We recognize our responsibility to make aviation more sustainable, and working with stakeholders such as aireg is essential to make progress on meeting industry goals,” said Dr. Michael Haidinger, president, Boeing Germany. “We will support aireg with our global resources and expertise to work together to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.”

Boeing supports commercial aviation’s 2050 net zero emissions goal by developing new, more efficient commercial aircraft, investing in new technologies and advancing partnerships to scale up sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Boeing’s newest airplanes like the 737 MAX, 787 Dreamliner and 777-9 are 20-30% more efficient than the in-service airplanes they replace.

About aireg e.V:

aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany e.V. was founded in 2011 as an association of companies and organisations from industry, research and science. As a non-profit initiative, aireg is committed to the availability and use of renewable energies in aviation in order to achieve the ambitious CO₂ reduction targets of the aviation industry. The members come from all areas of the value chain of renewable energies for aviation: This ranges from research at universities and large research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, biorefineries, the petroleum industry, engine and aircraft manufacturers, governmental organisations, non-governmental organisations and airports to airlines. The industrial members internationally cover a broad international spectrum, from start-ups to large corporations.

About Boeing Germany:

As a leading global aerospace company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing has been a proven partner of the German aerospace industry for decades and employs more than 1,000 employees in Germany. Through its established network of partners and suppliers, Boeing helps generate thousands of highly skilled jobs. With its 11 locations throughout Germany, Boeing is investing in a growing portfolio of research and technology projects, universities, research institutions and other partners in the German aerospace industry. In doing so, Boeing advances regional value creation and technology development in the industry.


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Maren Berthold
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Roger Gilles
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