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Embraer and Air New Zealand team up to develop sustainable aircraft

With the initiative, the companies will work together to design sustainable next-generation aircraft. In addition, Embraer has become the newest long-term partner in Air New Zealand’s Mission Next Gen Aircraft initiative, working alongside Air New Zealand to accelerate the development and introduction of zero-emission aircraft technology to Air New Zealand’s regional fleet. According to Air New Zealand’s Director of Sustainability, Kiri Hannifin, the airline has bold goals in the area, which will not be achieved through a conventional business strategy. “Mission Next Gen Aircraft aims to accelerate the technology and infrastructure needed to decarbonize our domestic flights by joining forces with the world’s leading aircraft infrastructure developers and providers”, she says. Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, said that the regional aircraft will be the first on which the new fuel systems will be introduced. “The smaller regional aircraft will be the first platforms on which new fuel and propulsion systems can be introduced effectively. Embraer looks forward to contributing to Air New Zealand’s initiative, and also bringing its expertise to Embraer’s energy project.” Embraer’s Energy project explores a series of sustainable concepts to transport up to 50 passengers. The initiative considers a range of power sources, propulsion and airframe architectures to reduce carbon emissions by 50% from 2030 onwards – a key step in the company’s goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. – https://passageirodeprimeira.com/embraer-e-air-new-zealand-se-unem-para-desenvolver-aeronaves-sustentaveis/