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Sustainability at Collins Aerospace

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A shift in viewpoint can broaden horizons, shape new possibilities and bring clarity to the bigger picture. As our world faces the realities of climate change and our industry looks for a sustainable path forward, Collins Aerospace is bringing an elevated perspective to help lead the way.

As a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry, we are in a unique position to make a positive impact on the future. Our resources, knowledge and experience give us a greater grasp of the challenges ahead – and above. Join us and see where an elevated perspective and a commitment to sustainability can take our world. The way we see it, the future looks bright.

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Customer collaboration

We innovate for – and with – our customers to drive more sustainable solutions that solve unique business challenges and pave a better path for the industry and our planet. Across the industry, suppliers, airframers, airlines and allies are all advancing new and expanded efforts in sustainability, and many look to Collins Aerospace for technologies and solutions to help meet lofty goals. Together, we can seize new opportunities – and rise to the responsibility.

  • Shaking hands In 2019, we joined 23 other leaders in aerospace, research organizations and associations across Europe to sign the Clean Sky 2 Joint Declaration of European Aviation Research Stakeholders to lead the way toward the de-carbonization of aviation by 2050
  • As part of a unique, long-term collaboration with Airbus, Emirates Airlines, GE Aviation and Thales, and in partnership with the Dubai Future Foundation, we co-created Aviation X Lab to focus on technological innovations in aviation, including those enabling the next era of sustainable air travel
  • In 2015, Collins Aerospace joined the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions, and Noise (CLEEN) Program, the FAA's principal environmental effort to accelerate the development of new aircraft and engine technologies

Research & Development

Each year, we invest more than $3 billion in R&D to deliver the industry’s most advanced products and services to our customers. By pairing this mission with our steadfast commitment to creating a more sustainable aviation industry, we align product development to principles.

Sustainability in flight

We bring our commitment to sustainability to life at every level.

We are amplifying and accelerating our efforts to create more environmentally responsible technologies, from lighter materials and more efficient electric systems to technologies that optimize flight paths and fuel burn. And on the ground, we are setting aggressive goals to reduce our environmental footprint across our facilities and supply chain partners. Explore how we’re not just talking big when it comes to sustainability – we’re making it fly.

Connected Ecosystem

Collins Aerospace is taking a holistic approach, collaborating across platforms and evolving re-routing solutions, to optimize flight paths, reduce fuel burn and keep the industry on track to a more sustainable future.

See how we're connecting our industry with a better tomorrow

Electrified Aircraft

We’re bringing our vision for a more electric flight to life with billions of dollars in investments and breakthrough technologies that help reduce fuel consumption and resulting emissions.

See how we're using more electric systems and hybrid-electric propulsion to drive sustainability forward

Advanced Structures

We’re building a better tomorrow by building lighter aircraft and pioneering more environmentally responsible materials.

Explore how advanced structures are making planes lighter – and the future brighter

Integrated Solutions

With a holistic view of the aircraft and a systems perspective, Collins Aerospace is creating new opportunities to design for sustainability.

Learn how we’re taking a nose-to-tail approach to greener skies

Our environmental impact and manufacturing processes

At Collins Aerospace, we work diligently to improve our operations in ways that reduce energy usage and emissions and preserve our natural resources. We’ve made significant progress in recent years, and we continue to set aggressive goals moving forward.

Find out how we’re changing the ways we work and setting big goals to create a better tomorrow