CFM Joins Industry Leaders in Committing to 2050 Net Zero CO2 Emissions

October 5, 2021

CFM Joins Industry Leaders in Committing to 2050 Net Zero CO2 Emissions

BOSTON, Massachusetts — CFM International, along with other key aviation leaders, including its parent companies, GE and Safran, has co-signed the industry declaration to adopt a long-term climate goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The declaration, released by the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) earlier today, was signed by representatives of the world’s major aviation industry associations and largest aircraft and engine makers, each committing that “global civil aviation operations will achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, supported by accelerated efficiency measures, energy transition and innovation across the aviation sector and in partnership with Governments around the world.”

“By bringing together thought leaders from across aviation, this declaration further strengthens our collective strategy to accelerate the industry’s ability to meet the environmental challenges of the future."

Gaël Méheust, CFM President and CEO.

In June 2021, CFM parent companies, GE Aviation and Safran, launched a bold technology development program targeting more than 20 percent lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions compared to today’s engines. The CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines) program will demonstrate and mature a range of new, disruptive technologies, include an advanced open fan architecture, for future engines that could enter service by the mid-2030s.

“The CFM RISE Program is the manifestation of our deep commitment to achieving aggressive goals for a sustainable future,” Méheust said. “The program embodies CFM’s mission to push the limits of innovation to develop, demonstrate, and bring to market breakthrough technologies that will advance the industry and address our ambitious climate change objectives.”

Building on four decades of investments that have made CFM engines cleaner, quieter, and more efficient, this program accelerates the development of uncompromising new propulsion technologies that will pave the way for an ever more sustainable future. Technologies matured as part of the RISE Program, which will undergo ground and flight testing around the middle of this decade, will serve as the foundation for the next-generation CFM engine that could be available by the mid-2030s. The program goals include reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by more than 20 percent compared to today’s most efficient engines, as well as ensuring 100 percent compatibility with alternative energy sources including Sustainable Aviation Fuels and hydrogen.



A 50/50 joint venture between GE Aerospace and Safran Aircraft Engines, CFM International has redefined international cooperation and helped change the course of commercial aviation since its founding in 1974. Today, CFM is the world's leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines with a product line that sets the industry standard for efficiency, reliability, durability, and optimized cost of ownership. CFM International produces the LEAP family of engines and supports LEAP and CFM56 fleets for operators worldwide. .


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