Page 48 - European Energy Innovation - Summer 2015 publication
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Summer 2015 European Energy Innovation


Airbus Group driving technological

SUSTAINABLE AVIATION In 2014, Airbus Group sustained and solutions that targets
More value, less environmental its R&D expenses, investing Flightpath 2050 carbon goals1:
impact about €3 billion on research 75% reduction in CO2 emissions
Airbus Group is proud of its and development, a large part per passenger kilometer and
European roots and achievements of which results in product aircraft movements are emission-
with more than 90% of its improvements with direct free when taxiing.
workforce based in Europe. In environmental benefits. Airbus
the meantime, Airbus Group Group is leading the way to CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
is a strong export contributor manufacture eco-efficient aircrafts Enchasing the environmental
with about 70% of its revenue in a highly competitive and global performance of existing and
generated outside Europe. market. future aircraft
Nevertheless, reducing aviation’s In order to answer Flightpath
environmental footprint is one of In cooperation with other major 2050 targets, Airbus Group is
the primary challenges of the next European aerospace companies, playing a leading role in the EU’s
decades. To sustain the aerospace Airbus Group is radically recently launched CleanSky 2
industry in Europe, innovation improving air transport’s eco- (CS2) joint technology initiative
should be kept as a key driver. efficiency through technologies – the follow-up to CleanSky and
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