SR Technics and Kuehne+Nagel are co-founders of the Sustainable Engine Alliance


Kloten ZH/Schindellegi SZ/Purchase – The two Swiss companies SR Technics and Kühne+Nagel have joined forces with New York-based Atlas Air to form a global alliance for sustainable engines. Members commit to new industry standards for low-carbon supply chains.

Kloten-basedSR Technics, Kuehne+Nagel and New York State-based Atlas Air unveiled the Sustainable Engine Alliance at Aviation Week MRO Americas 2023 in Atlanta. Its members, according to an identical media release from the founding partners, are committed to setting new industry standards for low-carbon aircraft engine supply chains that are in line with the goals of the Science Based Target Initiative, the evidence-based climate change organization for businesses.

Accordingly, the alliance aims to reduce the collective environmental impact of its members by building networks for sustainable engine supply chains and offering a portfolio of sustainable services. He said the alliance is “firmly committed to promoting low-carbon engine supply chains and taking an active role in developing best practices.” Initial initiatives include the establishment of a global digital base network for emissions transparency, reduction and avoidance, the use of sustainable fuels and solutions for engine test bed management.

Erik Goedhart, SVP Global Head of Aerospace at Kuehne+Nagel, believes collaboration is the key to greater sustainability in aerospace: “We invite other companies in the value chain to join us.” James Forbes, executive vice president and COO of Atlas Air Worldwide, the sole shareholder of Atlas Air, believes a common framework for action “will take us far into the future and help us achieve our environmental goals.” mm