Boeing to Open New Research Center for Sustainability in Japan

The partnership with Japan will follow with an opening of a new Boeing Research and Technology Centre (BR&T), according to an announcement made in early August.

The new Boeing research centre will be based in Nagoya, Japan to develop sustainable aviation technologies such as hydrogen propulsion, robotics, digitization and composites.

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The company’s offices in Delaware | © Julia Wilkinson

The new Boeing research centre is an addition to a current agreement made with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in 2019.

This expansion isn’t new to the city of Nagoya, as it is already home to many of Boeing’s major industrial partners and suppliers. Boeing also has research and development centres in China, Korea and Australia.

“We are excited to open our latest global research and technology centre here in Japan. Working with partners like METI, the new centre will expand upon Boeing wide initiatives in sustainable fuels and electrification, and explore the intersection of digitization, automation and high-performance aerospace composites for greater sustainability in our future products and production systems.”- Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief engineer and executive vice president of Engineering, Test and Technology

The Future of Sustainable Aviation

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With the increasing demand for air travel, its no doubt that the topic of climate change in the aviation industry is one that will always be brought up until people start to see a drop in carbon emissions as a result of the industry.

Boeing is fully committed to the promotion of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) and is the latest member of Act for Sky. Act for Sky was founded by the airlines All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL), along with engineering company JGC Holdings Corporation and biofuel producer Revo International.

In the past, Boeing has worked with ANA and JAL on SAF-powered flights, which includes the launch of the 787 Dreamliner.

“To ensure the enormous societal benefits of aviation remain available for generations to come, we must continue to partner with capable innovators and leaders to support the industry’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”- Chris Raymond, Boeing Chief Sustainablity Officer

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