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Leading the industry

to net zero
GE Aerospace fully supports aviation industry efforts to decarbonize, which requires a holistic, global approach. Meeting the industry’s goal of net-zero CO2 emissions from flight by 2050 requires deploying revolutionary technologies to reduce emissions and to advocate for increased use and availability of alternative fuels, such as Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and hydrogen.
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    Air Transport Action Group
    declares net-zero CO2 goal
    To address this challenge, GE Aerospace has embarked on multiple engine technology demonstrators to accelerate emissions-lowering technologies for aircraft propulsion. Two examples announced in 2021 include the CFM RISE* (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) Program in partnership with Safran Aircraft Engines and the Electrified Powertrain Flight Demonstration project with NASA. Additionally, GE Aerospace has been actively involved in assessing and qualifying SAF since 2007 and works closely with SAF producers, regulators, and operators to ensure that SAF can be widely adopted for use in aviation.
    World's first

    United Flies World’s First Passenger Flight using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel. From the outside, there was nothing unusual about the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet operated by United Airlines that flew from Chicago’s O’Hare to Washington’s Reagan National Airport with 115 people on board on December 1, 2021. But the plane made history. It was the first commercial flight with passengers on board to use 100% drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for one of the aircraft’s two engines.

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      The CFM
      RISE Program
      In June 2021, GE Aerospace and Safran launched a bold technology development program. The CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) Program will demonstrate and mature a range of new, disruptive technologies for future engines that could enter service in by the mid-2030s.

      The program goals include reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by more than 20 percent compared to today’s most efficient engines, as well as ensuring 100 percent compatibility with alternative energy sources such as Sustainable Aviation Fuels and hydrogen
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      Artist rendering of hydrogen electric plane internals