Etihad joins Aviation Impact Accelerator to boost net zero aviation
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Etihad joins Aviation Impact Accelerator to boost net zero aviation

Etihad joins Aviation Impact Accelerator to boost net zero aviation

The airline made the announcement during the Aerospace Global Forum at the Farnborough Airshow

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Etihad becomes first airline to join AIA

Etihad Airways has become the first airline to join the Aviation Impact Accelerator (AIA), an international group of practitioners and academia convened by the University of Cambridge.

The airline joins Boeing and Rolls-Royce who also announced their commitment to partner with AIA to accelerate their work towards net zero aviation and provide in-depth technical and policy expertise.

Etihad Airways announced it was joining AIA during the Aerospace Global Forum (AGF) at the Farnborough Airshow.

The AGF is a brand-new platform at the airshow aimed at driving immediate action towards net zero aviation.

The AIA launched a new interactive tool aimed at accelerating the transition to net zero aviation, as well as hosting a number of panels and publishing a new report in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Tony Douglas, group CEO, Etihad Aviation Group, said: “We are proud to be partnering with one of the world’s leading jet engine research labs to further support the decarbonisation of our industry. Etihad is committed to sustainability and the dedication of its fleet as flying test-beds for research and innovation through the Greenliner and Sustainable50 programmes, and this new collaboration with the University of Cambridge, through the Aviation Impact Accelerator, will allow for more industrial and academic synergy.”

Sustainability initiatives
Etihad’s partnership with the AIA is a result of years of research and development through its own Etihad Sustainability programme. The airline’s flagship Greenliner programme, in partnership with Boeing and GE, and its newly launched Sustainable50 programme in partnership with Airbus and Rolls Royce, offer a platform for technical expertise and genuine real time innovation and new technology advancement.

Earlier this year, the airline published the Etihad Airways Sustainability Report, demonstrating the potential advancements to be made in sustainable aviation by a wide range of initiatives.

Etihad was recently named Environmental Airline of the Year 2022 by Airline Ratings, the industry’s renowned ratings agency, for its pursuit and commitment to aviation sustainability.

In other news, Etihad Airways announced that it has become the country’s first airline to join the In-Country Value (ICV) Programme.

Read: Etihad Airways joins In-Country Value Programme, aims to support local industries

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