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February 2007 edition

Airbus steps up research into environmental impact

Airbus is increasing its efforts to reduce aircraft impact on the environment. “This includes sustained research and development to make the most efficient aircraft possible such as the A380, as well as commitments to the Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe vision which seeks to halve aircraft fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 2020,“ the company says.

Airbus has introduced measures to cut company-wide emissions and resource consumption and to make employee training a priority. “One such example is the Site and Product Environmental Management System that enables Airbus to identify and control the most significant environmental impacts throughout an aircraft’s entire life cycle.”

Airbus has expanded the scope of its environmental report, published every two ye....

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