American manufacturing giant Boeing has joined aireg, demonstrating its commitment to the progress and development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

This follows earlier commitments from Boeing to render all of its aircraft capable of handling 100% SAF by 2030.

The Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (aireg), an association of companies from industry, research and science, was created in 2011 to increase the production and use of SAF in Germany.

aireg board chairman Siegfried Knecht highlighted how the companies will work together: “On behalf of the aireg board and our members, I am extremely pleased that Boeing is becoming a member of our association.

“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 aims to contribute to the industry-set 2050 net zero emissions objective for commercial aviation by building new and efficient commercial aircraft, investing in innovative technologies and driving collaborations to scale up SAF, according to the US giant.

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Recent aircraft include the 737 MAX, 787 Dreamliner and 777-9, which were designed to be 20-30% more efficient than the planes they replace.

Boeing Germany president Michael Haidinger added how this will help Boeing reach industry goals: “We recognise our responsibility to make aviation more sustainable and working with stakeholders such as aireg is essential to make progress on meeting industry goals.

“We will support aireg with our global resources and expertise to work together to reduce the environmental impact of aviation.”