Boeing Signs Aircraft Tech Cooperation Pact with Japan
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Tokyo, Aug. 1 (Jiji Press)--Boeing Co. and Japan's industry ministry signed an agreement Monday to cooperate in the development of technologies for next-generation aircraft.
The same day, the major U.S. aircraft manufacturer opened a research and development center in the central Japan city of Nagoya focusing on plant-derived sustainable aviation fuels, SAFs, and aircraft electrification, among others.
The cooperation pact comes as the aviation industry is facing a challenge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions amid growing global decarbonization efforts.
"We are in the midst of a great transformation to achieve net zero emissions that requires technical innovations in aircraft as well," industry minister Koichi Hagiuda said at a signing ceremony in Tokyo.
In addition to its collaboration with the industry, Boeing announced that it will work with ANA Holdings Inc. <9202> and Japan Airlines <9201> for research on sustainable aircraft technologies, including electric propulsion.
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