Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG) has confirmed the Franco-Dutch company Air France-KLM as its latest member.
Welcoming the company to the organization, AREG CEO David Rodger highlighted the importance of decarbonizing the aviation industry.
He said: “We are delighted to welcome Air France-KLM to our group and look forward to working together. The future of transportation is a key area of business as the world seeks action to tackle climate change. The aviation industry will play a major role in its desire to meet the daily demands of businesses and society. We recognize the commitment of Air France-KLM and others to play their part in reducing their emissions by introducing new technologies and new fuels. “
Other members of AREG, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, include oil and gas giants BP and Shell, as well as industry bodies Oil and Gas UK (OGUK), the Net Zero Technology Center (NZTC ) and ORE Catapult.
The latest addition from Air France-KLM, the first airline to join the group, brings the organization’s total membership to 225.
The result of the merger between Air France and KLM in 2004, the company specializes in passenger transport, freight transport and aeronautical maintenance.
Fami Mahjoub, Managing Director of Air France-KLM (UK and Ireland), said: “On behalf of the Air France-KLM group, I would like to express our honor to be the first airline to join a group of elite members who all share a common vision of the environmental challenges ahead and take responsibility for achieving their goals in a sustainable manner. Air France-KLM’s actions to reduce energy consumption, commitments to the use of biofuels, as well as the alignment of our CO2 emissions reduction targets with the Paris Climate Agreement are among the many examples of our efforts to achieve this vision.