Boeing Vice President for Environment, Health and Safety Mary Armstrong recently addressed the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association’s Annual meeting in Washington, D.C. She commended the association for enhancing Boeing's ability to deliver environmental solutions throughout the lifecycle of its products.
Armstrong spoke of her firm's commitment to improving environmental stewardship to airplanes and said the company was replacing 13,000 airplanes with new ones over the next 20 years. She said the new planes will be more efficient and environmentally proficient.
“The aerospace industry is now part of the solution,“ she said. She noted that the aerospace industry was the first to present an emissions-reduction plan to the United Nations annual climate change negotiations. “With leadership comes the responsibility to step up to the next level,“ Armstrong added.
Armstrong spoke of other ways the industry plans to enhance its environmental performance. They include facilitating the development of sustainable biofuels with the potential to reduce carbon emissions from air travel and developing environmental solutions to recycle aerospace products at the end of service, among others.