Airbus, Indonesia partner to reduce aviation’s environmental impact

Airbus and Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation have signed a long-term partnership agreement to reduce aviation’s impact on the environment.

The parties agreed to the program Sept. 30 at the ICAO World Aviation Forum on Aviation Partnerships for Sustainable Development in Montreal.

“Based on the industry four pillar strategy of technology―sustainable fuels, efficient operations, infrastructure improvements and market-based measures―this long-term partnership will harness the full potential of Airbus’ latest-generation aircraft, together with optimized operations, to minimize fuel burn and noise emissions,” Airbus said in a statement.

“Indonesia is committed to reducing the impact of aviation on the environment and [to] integrate sustainability into all aspects of its growth,” Indonesia DG of Civil Aviation Suprasetyo said. “We welcome the opportunity to work closely with Airbus to demonstrate the step-change in environmental performance of the next generation of aircraft, with significantly lower noise and carbon emissions.”

“[Our] collaboration will enable us to drive future improvements … [and help to reduce] the industry’s overall environmental footprint as demand for air travel grows in Indonesia,” Suprasetyo added.