Aeromexico, Boeing team up to develop sustainable biofuel

Aeromexico, Boeing, and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services recently teamed up to develop sustainable biofuel in Mexico as part of a project supported by Mexico’s Sector Fund for Energy Sustainability.

"To support customers and the aviation industry's long-term growth, Boeing is proud to partner with Aeromexico and many key stakeholders to move Mexico's sustainable aviation biofuel industry forward," Marc Allen, president of Boeing International, said. "Sustainable jet fuel will play a critical role in reducing aviation's carbon emissions, and will bring a new and innovative industry to Mexico."

The program is being coordinated by the Mexican Bioenergy Innovation Center. Experts in the industry believe the new biofuel project will boost the sector from an environmental and financial standpoint.

"The success of these efforts would not be possible without the teamwork of Airports and Auxiliary Services [ASA) and our strategic partner Boeing," Sergio Allard, chief People & Industries Affairs officer for Aeromexico, said. "They have been a fundamental part in projects like the first transcontinental biofuel flight in the history of world aviation performed in a Mexico-Madrid route, or the green flights between Mexico and Costa Rica. In Aeromexico, we recognize that conducting a sustainable operation is an everyday commitment. We are ready to assume the challenge and break the myth that you cannot be socially and environmentally responsible and competitive at the same time."