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Now, more than ever, sustainability continues to be a major focus for the global aviation industry. At Textron Aviation, we embraced the industry goals set by the Business Aviation Commitment* on climate change:

  • Reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2050
  • Create carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and beyond
  • Increase fuel efficiency 2% per year between 2020 & 2030

As the global leader in business and general aviation, Textron Aviation is committed to:

  • Safely and responsibly nurturing our world's resources through our products and business operations
  • Creating a safe and inclusive environment for employees and customers
  • Enhancing the communities in which our employees live and work

To further our longstanding commitment to the environment and natural resources conservation, Textron Inc. has also established enterprise-wide improvement goals specific to greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and waste generation.

* As set by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)

By 2025, Textron is striving to achieve the following goals:


Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions


Reduction in water usage


Reduction in energy usage


Reduction in waste generation

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Textron Aviation has entered into a 20-year contract with Evergy, a Kansas-based energy company, and its New Green Energy Program. We work towards meeting nearly all of the Wichita and Independence facilities' electricity needs by utilizing Kansas' abundant, affordable, and renewable wind energy.

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All Textron Aviation turbine aircraft can operate with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), a fuel with a lower overall carbon footprint. Since 2020, all customers of new BEECHCRAFT Turboprop, CESSNA Turboprop, and CITATION Jet aircraft are offered SAF in their initial tank upon delivery of the aircraft. Additionally, the Textron Aviation Service Center in Wichita, KS offers SAF as part of the regular customer service experience.

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We are committed to pursuing sustainable solutions throughout the interior of our aircraft cabins, utilizing green materials in textiles, carpets and wood veneers. Sourcing biodegradable materials with long life spans and clean manufacturing processes, such as aviation grade leather, contributes to mindful sustainable design. We are also conscious about selecting materials only from carefully managed forests, and leveraging surplus inventory to greater reduce our environmental footprint.

We are committed to pursuing sustainable solutions throughout aircraft cabins.

With the creation of Textron eAviation, we are on the cusp of scalable, sustainable aviation.

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Textron Aviation has a robust recycling program that includes scrap metal and composite materials discarded during the manufacturing process. Our recycling program lessens the burden on the need for the consumption of new natural resources. Additionally, landing gear, avionics, and electronics can be recycled and repurposed.

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At Textron Aviation, we are an active participant in conversations and industry events dedicated to sustainability initiatives in aviation. We continue to work with our suppliers and stakeholders to find the most efficient and future-forward ways to manufacture our products and procure energy.

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Textron Inc.'s newest global business unit, Textron eAviation, is leveraging our nearly 100 years of experience in the aerospace and defense industries to develop sustainable aircraft and groundbreaking electric opportunities for our fixed wing and rotorcraft technologies. In 2022, Textron Inc. acquired Pipistrel, an award-winning pioneer and global leader in electrically powered aircraft. The acquisition of Pipistrel is the first step in realizing a new era in the future of flight.

Commitment in Action

Textron Aviation understands its responsibility to contribute meaningfully toward ensuring a sustainable future for the planet. Here are examples of how we are making progress toward those goals.