Air NZ plans to be flying electric aircraft by 2030
In an interview for Capa – Centre of Aviation, Air New Zealand chief operational integrity and safety officer David Morgan said Air New Zealand would have an electric aircraft in its fleet by 2030. He went on to say that the company would be carbon neutral by 2050.
As Air New Zealand looks to replace its fleet of 23 Bombardier Q300 Aircraft, the company is considering a range of options. The company is also looking at alternative fuels such as green hydrogen, which could reduce the company’s emissions by 50%.
As a majority shareholder of the national carrier, the Government had outlined its expectation that the airline should be involved in finding sustainable aviation fuel solutions, he said.