Qatar Airways reiterates commitment to environmental sustainability – The Peninsula

  • Date: 23-Sep-2022
  • Source: The Peninsula…
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: Qatar
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Qatar Airways reiterates commitment to environmental sustainability – The Peninsula

The state-owned flag carrier Qatar Airways reiterated its commitment to environmental sustainability and investment on Sustainable Aviation Fuel or most commonly known as SAF.

In 2021 the airlines promised to use SAF for at least 10 percent of combined fuel volumes by 2030, provided that a few suppliers produce more SAF, said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H E Akbar Al Baker, during the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) World Financial Symposium, which concluded yesterday.

IATA has approved a resolution last year for the global air transport industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The net-zero carbon emissions target is focused on delivering maximum reduction in emissions at source, through the use of SAF, innovative new propulsion technologies, and other efficiency improvements, such as advancement to air traffic navigation.

“At Qatar Airways we are at the forefront of environmental protection, taking our responsibility seriously and remaining steadfast to protect the planet for our future generations,” said Al Baker.

“As we recover, our collective goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will require an industry-wide and collaborative effort. The aviation industry is fully committed to making the net-zero carbon emissions a goal, a reality.” He added that airlines around the world are