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AIA Makes Net-Zero Emission Pledge; Eric Fanning Quoted

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Eric Fanning
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The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is leading a study to assess the state of U.S. sustainable aviation technologies and determine the types of investments and public policies as part of its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“While strong progress has been made in the energy efficiency of aircraft, we have the opportunity now to make investments in next-generation technology that will propel the industry into a brighter, greener future,” Eric Fanning, president and CEO of AIA and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement published Monday.

“Committing to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 isn’t just a pledge to secure a more sustainable aviation ecosystem, it is a testament to the confidence we have in our industry’s ability to innovate,” Fanning added.

AIA, which represents over 320 aviation manufacturers and suppliers in the aerospace and defense industries, joins the trade group Airlines for America and several U.S. airlines in advancing efforts to meet the goal of zero-net emissions in the next three decades.