German forwarder Kuehne+Nagel, Atlas Air, and aircraft maintenance firm SR Technics Group have signed up to a Sustainable Engine Alliance, which pledges to set new industry standards for low-carbon aircraft engine supply chains.
The alliance members aim to reduce their collective environmental. Some of the first joint initiatives include deployment of sustainable fuels, engine stand management solutions and a global digital interface for emission transparency, reduction and avoidance. The initiative is expected to reduce engine supply chain related scope 3 emissions ahead of the aerospace 2050 sustainability targets.
Global head of aerospace at Kuehne+Nagel, Erik Goedhart, commented: “Collaboration is key to industry-wide improvements in aerospace sustainability. With the Sustainable Engine Alliance, we will set new standards for responsible sourcing and engine transportation, while creating further awareness within the industry to minimise environmental impact of engine supply chains jointly. I am confident that together with Atlas Air and SR Technics we will pave the way for future sustainability efforts in aerospace. And we invite other value chain companies to join us.”