At Airbus Day 2012 in Brussels, more than 100 members of the European Parliament, political and industry representatives met to discuss key issues affecting the European aerospace industry. Christian Scherer, Head of Airbus Strategy - Future Programmes said: "Airbus is a truly European company, proof of how Europe can succeed if we work together. Despite a difficult economic environment, this year we will invest nearly TWO billion euros in environmental research and development. In 2012, we will also recruit 4,000 new highly skilled employees in 2012, as well as many other employees in the supply chain. »
"Over the past decade, aviation has grown by 45%, with fuel consumption increasing by only 3%," said Rainer Ohler, Airbus Head of Public Affairs - Communications. "This is confirmation that our industry has long been on the road to respect for the environment. The European Union and governments should support this commitment by making progress in the area of the single European sky and modernising dusty air traffic management technologies in Europe. As a result, Europe's CO2 emissions from aviation could reduce by 10%. »
When it comes to research and development, Airbus focuses on reducing noise and gas emissions and is fully committed to achieving aviation industry targets of reducing fuel consumption by an average of 1.5% per year by 2020, capping net carbon emissions from 2020 and making every effort to achieve the ambitious goal of reducing emissions by 50% by 2050. , compared to 2005 levels.
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