Boeing will fortify its relationship with Japan by establishing a new Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) facility. The facility will emphasise sustainability and will complement a recently enlarged collaboration deal with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI).
Boeing and METI have agreed to expand the scope of their 2019 Cooperation Agreement to include a focus on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), electric and hydrogen powertrain technologies, and future flight concepts that support zero-carbon aviation. In addition, researchers are investigating electric and hybrid-electric propulsion, batteries, and composite fabrication to enable new types of urban transportation.
“We are very delighted to launch our newest global research and technology centre here in Japan,” said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief engineer and executive vice president of Engineering, Test, and Technology. The new centre, in collaboration with fantastic partners like METI, will build on Boeing-wide projects in sustainable fuels and electrification, as well as investigate the intersection of digitization, automation, and high-performance aerospace composites for greater sustainability in our future products and production systems.”
The BR&T – Japan Research Center will be based in Nagoya, which is a base for many of Boeing’s main industrial partners and suppliers. Boeing’s research and development presence in the area already include facilities in Australia, China, and Korea.
Boeing is totally dedicated to Japan’s SAF sector and has been recognised as the newest member of ACT FOR SKY, a voluntary group of 16 firms working to market, market, and increase the usage of SAF made in Japan. All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL), as well as worldwide engineering firm JGC Holdings Corporation and biofuel manufacturer Revo International, created it.
ACT FOR SKY spokesperson Masahiro Aika stated, “Boeing’s cooperation in ACT FOR SKY is much appreciated. We look forward to Boeing’s partnership in “ACT” for the marketing, promotion, and extension of SAF in Japan.”
In addition to becoming a partner in ACT FOR SKY, Boeing has a long history of innovation in sustainable aviation alongside ANA and JAL, including pioneering SAF-powered flights and developing the ground-breaking 787 Dreamliner. They inked agreements today to collaborate on advanced sustainable technologies like as electric, hybrid, hydrogen, and other new propulsion systems in an effort to minimise aircraft’s carbon footprint.
Chris Raymond, Boeing’s Chief Sustainability Officer, added, “To guarantee that aviation’s great social benefits are accessible for future generations, we must continue to collaborate with qualified innovators and leaders to support the industry’s goal to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We are honoured to be a part of ACT FOR SKY and to work with other members to share global best practices and to assist with the scale-up and demand for SAF in Japan. We are also thrilled to inaugurate the Japan Research Center and deepen our collaboration with airline clients ANA and JAL on breakthrough technologies to achieve zero-carbon flight.”
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