Air Transport World (ATW) named Boeing the Eco-Company of the Year at the publication's 41 annual Industry Achievement Awards on Feb. 26.
“For continued success, air transportation must also be sustainable ” ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker said. "Boeing Commercial Airplanes understands this and has developed a multifaceted eco-aviation strategy that is collaborative, creative and innovative.”
In presenting the award, ATW said Boeing has developed more fuel- and emissions-efficient aircraft, citing models like the 787 Dreamliner, 737 MAX and 777X. The editors also pointed out Boeing’s ongoing global projects to develop sustainable aviation biofuels and the company’s ecoDemonstrator Program, under which they conduct numerous tests on new technologies, looking for opportunities to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions and noise.
“Boeing is honored to receive Air Transport World’s award as Eco-Company of the Year for our leadership,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. Conner said the company remains “in close collaboration with customers, governments, research institutions and many others, to improve aviation’s environmental performance.
“This award is a recognition of our company’s and our employees’ dedication toward a better and cleaner future for commercial aviation,” Conner said.
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