Podcast: Airbus’ Sustainability Initiatives


In this podcast from AirVenture 2022, AVweb’s Kate O’Connor talks with vice president for research and technologies at Airbus Americas Amanda Simpson about the company’s sustainability goals, concepts and technologies.

Kate O'Connor
Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


  1. This nonsense only sells in Europe, in major decline due its terrible energy policies abandoning fossil fuels in favor of expensive, unreliable solar and wind farms. Using food to make fuel (ethanol, biodiesel, SAF) is nearly criminal, especially in light of grain shortages created by Putin’s war on Liberty. (Putin funds major enviro groups in the US opposed to fossil fuel through the back door.) Makes you wonder, why Airbus thinks anyone really cares about the lies of man-made global warming in the US. Perhaps the Climate Liar-in-Chief, Al Gore, traded all his Occidental oil stock for Airbus stock? See “How the Gores, father and son, helped their patron Occidental Petroleum”, https://publicintegrity.org Professor Paul Cwik of Mt. Olive University explains why CEOs push these greenie agendas as a means to deflect criticism from investors unhappy with poor business performance. See “Wilson, Waldo, Woke CEOs, and Ways Forward”, Paul Cwik, YouTube.

  2. Ms. Simpson’s presentation on Thursday at Oshkosh was the highlight of the week for me. She covered a huge subject clearly and comprehensively and shared some fascinating details of Airbus’ R&D activities.