ANA’s “Green Jet” flies Japan’s Environment Minister to Frankfurt


Japan’s Minister of the Environment traveled aboard the Boeing 787 Green Jet, ANA’s symbol of sustainability, for COP27.

On Friday, November 11, All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced that Japan’s Environment Minister Akihiro Nishimura traveled aboard the airline’s iconic Green Jet to the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27). The conference is being held in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. The minister traveled on the Green Jet on ANA flight NH203 from Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND) at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). From FRA, the Minister will travel to Egypt.

Sustainable Flight

ANA shared their excitement for the event as the Green Jet is the airline’s symbol for sustainable aviation. The aircraft is designed to promote decarbonization efforts. From its exterior livery to interior products, ANA has taken the necessary steps to ensure that the aircraft produces the smallest amount of carbon dioxide emission possible. For the airline, it is a symbol of its sustainability efforts and the industry-wide goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

ANA Green Jet

Photo: ANA

ANA CEO and President Shinichi Inoue thanked the minister for choosing to fly on Green Jet airlines. Inoue said,

“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Mr. Nishimura, Minister of Environment, for flying with us on ANA’s Green Jet. While climate change is a critical issue that needs to be addressed quickly, the Air transport’s role in connecting people and goods to the rest of the world for international trade and economic growth will remain very important in the future.

“ANA is committed to serving the global community, and we will continue to work with various public and private sector stakeholders to promote the use of SAF and other initiatives, and to help achieve carbon neutrality in the world. Japan and solving environmental issues in the international community through our business.

The green jet

ANA’s flagship Green Jet is a Boeing 787 registered JA71A. The plane was put into service as the Green Jet more than a month ago, in early October. The Widebody sports a unique livery that showcases ANA’s Future Promise initiative, promoting a sustainable future. The exterior of the aircraft also features a unique sharkskin technology developed by Nikon Corporation.

Sharkskin technology is a material made up of small ribs. When air passes over this material, the skin of the aircraft passes through the air like the skin of a shark passes through the water. This significantly reduces parasitic drag on the aircraft, allowing it to burn less fuel per flight, thereby reducing carbon emissions.

The interior of the aircraft also features sustainable technology. The Green Jet’s seats feature headrest covers developed by Toray Industries, which are made from recycled apple by-products sourced from local orchards. The unique choice of materials demonstrates the airlines commitment to decarbonization and the promotion of sustainable aviation. The airline is also working to reduce the amount of single-use plastics on board its passenger flights. On the cargo side of the company, all recyclable plastics are collected after each flight to be recycled and turned into products that are then used on passenger flights.

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