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02 April 2009
Commercial Aircraft

Eco-efficiency initiatives are showcased at the 2009 Aviation & Environment Summit

Summary

The contributions of Airbus toward improving aviation industry eco-efficiency is being highlighted at the Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.

Airbus' commitment to enhancing aviation eco-efficiency is being highlighted with the company's participation at this week's 4th Aviation & Environment Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.



Following the aviation industry's pledge to action on climate change in 2008, Airbus has contributed to the shared goals of developing alternative energy sources, reducing emissions, and improving air traffic management.



Airbus is involved in several projects that have reached significant milestones, including the Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative's launch in February 2008 - where Airbus contributes actively to areas such as the Smart Fixed Wing Aircraft, Systems for Green Operations and
Eco-Design.



Christian Dumas, Vice President Sustainable Development and Eco Efficiency, said Airbus also is committed to modernising the air traffic management system in Europe as a member of the SESAR Joint Undertaking partnership. Airbus and Boeing are fully aligned with the SESAR master plan approved in March 2008, with development to begin in the near future.



Furthermore, Airbus' integrated lifecycle approach is aimed at continuously improving the company's environmental performance at every stage of an aircraft's lifetime, from design to end-of-life dismantling and recycling.



Airbus is spotlighting its eco-efficiency initiatives with an Aviation & Environment Summit display at Booth 9.

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