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Germany’s pioneering path to sustainable aviation

The German government reaffirms its green approach toward the country’s major industrial sectors. At the National Aviation Conference in Hamburg, Federal Chancellor Olaf Sholz emphasized Germany’s pioneering commitment to zero-emission industry in the coming years

The goal for the sector is extremely clear: achieving climate neutrality by 2045. As of today, aviation is accountable for 3 percent of global CO2 emissions, a figure that needs to be lowered. 

Scholz further emphasized that the German aviation sector had already established itself as a global frontrunner in eco-friendly technologies. He clarified that achieving carbon-neutral aviation shouldn’t jeopardize the well-being of European and German airports and airlines. Additionally, he expressed optimism about the viability of hydrogen propulsion in mass-produced aircraft and noted that the German government aimed to accelerate the progress of its hydrogen infrastructure to support this objective.

Transport Minister Volker Wissing also confirmed the government’s willingness to support the sector in its efforts to become a pioneer in greenhouse gas reductions. 
Economics Minister Robert Habeck underscored the pivotal role of climate protection technologies in securing global prominence in the aviation industry. He pointed out that currently, there isn’t a single aircraft worldwide that doesn’t incorporate components manufactured in Germany.


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