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Tue, 9 August 2022

Sustainable Aviation Expert Robert Boyd Joins Boeing

(09 August 2022, 12:08 +07)  Boeing has recruited one of the leading experts in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to work with the more than 50 companies in the First Movers Coalition (FMC) and other industry partners.

Robert Boyd. Click to enlarge.
Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd will join Boeing from IATA, where he led decarbonization efforts, including advancing the commercial deployment of SAF and addressing policy, economic, sustainability and logistic challenges.

Robert also worked as a member of the United Nations International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Fuels Task Group and served four years on the Board of Directors for the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).

Boeing has been a pioneer in making SAF a reality and having Robert join our team is further proof that we are 100% committed to working together to meet the industrys net-zero emissions commitment by 2050, said Brian Moran, Boeing Vice President of Global Sustainability Policy & Partnerships.

Jointly established by the US Government and World Economic Forum in late 2021 to accelerate clean technologies and reduce carbon emissions, the FMC leverages the purchasing power of major companies to speed up the pace of decarbonizing industrial sectors such as shipping, chemicals and trucking.

Boeing, a founding member of the coalition, is already very active in promoting sustainable aviation. Boeings ecoDemonstrator program made the worlds first commercial airplane flight using 100% sustainable fuels with a 777 Freighter, in collaboration with FedEx Express, in 2018. Last year, Boeing partnered across the industry to decarbonize aerospace, including with SkyNRG, Alaska Airlines, Etihad Airways, NASA, Rolls-Royce, and United Airlines.

The company is also making progress through its joint venture, Wisk, to bring to market the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., and has significant experience with hydrogen, conducting six technology demonstrations over the past 15 years.

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