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A More Sustainable Future: GE Aviation's Sustainability Goals and Progress

November 13, 2020 | by Nick Hurm
GE Aviation is among the leaders of an ambitious aviation industry initiative to achieve a 50% reduction in net carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, relative to 2005 levels.

As a leading aircraft engine manufacturer, we are aware of our role in ensuring aviation finds low-carbon solutions and we are making substantial progress toward this goal. For example, our newly FAA-certified GE9X aircraft engine, the world’s largest and most powerful aircraft engine, is also the most efficient engine we have ever built and is designed to deliver 10% greater fuel efficiency than its predecessor. The GE9X is expected to enter service as the quietest GE engine ever produced in terms of pounds of thrust per decibel. This is the culmination of a renewal of our commercial engine portfolio, with each new product line offering a step change in fuel efficiency.

We fully support global ambitions to reduce carbon emissions and achieve a more sustainable future. In October, General Electric announced goals of achieving carbon neutrality for our operations and we believe that GE Aviation is uniquely positioned to contribute to efforts to reduce aviation greenhouse gas emissions.

Technological advancements are a central part of our business strategy, and we will continue to invest in R&D and pursue next generation products and breakthroughs as part of our differentiation. Without question, we will continue to strive to build aircraft engines with the best performance, lowest fuel burn, and fewest emissions.

We will continue to update our sustainability progress. We have launched a new web page for this specific purpose. On our GE Aviation sustainability site, you’ll find more information on some of these technologies we are incorporating, as well as stories and updates containing news on our efforts.

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