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Monday, August 01 2022 - 16:52
Boeing to Open Japan Research Center and Expand Sustainability Partnerships
TOKYO, Aug. 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-Asianet/ --

 - New Boeing research and development center in Japan to focus on sustainable 
aviation fuels (SAF), electric/hydrogen propulsion, robotics, digitization and 

- Extends 2019 cooperation agreement with Ministry of Economy, Trade and 
Industry (METI) to include sustainable technology

- Boeing becomes the latest member of ACT FOR SKY – a consortium to 
commercialize, promote and expand the use of Japan-produced SAF

Boeing [NYSE:BA] will strengthen its partnership with Japan by opening a new 
Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) center. The facility will focus on 
sustainability and support a newly expanded cooperation agreement with Japan's 
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

Boeing and METI have agreed to broaden their 2019 Cooperation Agreement to now 
include a focus on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), electric and hydrogen 
powertrain technologies, and future flight concepts that will promote zero 
climate impact aviation. That is in addition to exploring electric and 
hybrid-electric propulsion, batteries, and composite manufacturing that will 
enable new forms of urban mobility.

"We are excited to open our latest global research and technology center here 
in Japan," said Greg Hyslop, Boeing chief engineer and executive vice president 
of Engineering, Test & Technology. "Working with terrific partners like METI, 
the new center will expand upon Boeing-wide initiatives in sustainable fuels 
and electrification, and explore the intersection of digitization, automation 
and high-performance aerospace composites for greater sustainability in our 
future products and production systems."

The BR&T – Japan Research Center will be located in Nagoya, which is already 
home to many of Boeing's major industrial partners and suppliers. The facility 
will further expand Boeing's research and development footprint in the region, 
which includes centers in Australia, China and Korea.

Boeing is fully committed to supporting Japan's SAF industry and has been 
accepted as the latest member of ACT FOR SKY, a voluntary organization of 16 
companies that works to commercialize, promote and expand the use of SAF 
produced in Japan. It was founded by Boeing airline customers All Nippon 
Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL), along with global engineering company 
JGC Holdings Corporation, and biofuel producer Revo International.

Masahiro Aika, representative of ACT FOR SKY, said, "ACT FOR SKY welcomes the 
participation of Boeing. We look forward to Boeing collaborating with the other 
members to "ACT" for the commercialization, promotion and expansion of SAF in 

In addition to becoming partners in ACT FOR SKY, Boeing has a long history of 
innovating with ANA and JAL on sustainable aviation, which includes pioneering 
SAF-powered flights and launching the ground-breaking 787 Dreamliner. Today, 
they signed agreements to work together to study advanced sustainable 
technologies, including electric, hybrid, hydrogen and other novel propulsion 
systems in an endeavor to reduce the carbon footprint of aircraft.

Boeing Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Raymond added, "To ensure the 
enormous societal benefits of aviation remain available for generations to 
come, we must continue to partner with capable innovators and leaders to 
support the industry's commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We are 
humbled to join ACT FOR SKY and collaborate with other members to share global 
best practices and help with the scale up and demand of SAF in Japan. And we 
are honored to open the Japan Research Center and expand our work with airline 
customers ANA and JAL on advanced technologies to realize zero climate impact 

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Lisa Maull
Global Enterprise Sustainability

Rob Henderson
Boeing Communications, Japan


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