Boeing to Open Japan Research Center
Japan Research Center – A new Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) facility will be established by Boeing to deepen its relationship with Japan. With a new, enlarged cooperation agreement with Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, the facility will emphasize sustainability (METI).
Boeing and METI have chosen to broaden the scope of their 2019 Cooperation Agreement to include a focus on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), electric and hydrogen powertrain technologies, and future flying concepts in order to promote zero-impact aviation. New forms of urban transportation will be made possible by research being done on batteries, composite manufacturing, electric and hybrid-electric propulsion, and other related topics.
Greg Hyslop, chief engineer at Boeing and executive vice president of engineering, test, and technology, expressed his enthusiasm for the launch of the business’s newest international research and technology hub in Japan. According to a statement from METI, the new centre will build on Boeing-wide initiatives in sustainable fuels and electrification and look into the intersection of automation, high-performance aerospace composites, and digitization for greater sustainability in our upcoming products and manufacturing procedures.
Japan Research Center
The BR&T – Japan Research Center will be located in Nagoya, which is home to many of Boeing’s significant business partners and suppliers.
Boeing‘s research and development footprint in the area, which already includes centres in Australia, China, and Korea, will be further increased by the new location.
Boeing has been totally dedicated to assisting Japan’s SAF industry.
The company’s chief sustainability officer, Chris Raymond, stated, “If we are to ensure the immense societal advantages of aviation for future generations, we must continue to work with qualified innovators and leaders to support the aviation sector’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. It is an honor for us to be a part of ACT FOR SKY and collaborate with the other participants to share best practices globally and to encourage the growth and demand for SAF in Japan. In addition, we are excited to launch the Japan Research Center and further our partnership with ANA and JAL in developing cutting-edge technology to achieve aviation with zero climate impact.”
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