Eco-partnership takes flight

Two of the world’s largest competing jetliner manufacturers came together last week for the sake of the environment.

Speaking at a conference in Geneva, leaders at Boeing Co. and Airbus pledged to work together on efforts to increase the efficiency of air-traffic management systems, and on research into alternative-fuel sources for the aviation industry, reported The Wall Street Journal.

The agreement between the American Boeing and the British Airbus is aimed at modernizing air traffic-control systems in both the United States and Europe. If successful solely in Europe, the move could eliminate between 10 percent and 12 percent of the region’s aviation carbon emissions.