Textron Aviation has certified all 20 of its service centers under the National Air Transportation Association’s (NATA) Sustainability Standard for Aviation Businesses, making it the first aircraft OEM to self-certify under the standard. NATA’s standard promotes sustainability and encourages the use of environmentally friendly energy sources and reduction of waste.
“This recognition affirms that we are on the right path towards achieving our sustainability goals,” said Textron Aviation senior v-p of customer support Brian Rohloff. “We remain steadfast in our commitment to a more sustainable future for our employees, communities, and customers.”
The NATA certification follows the airframer’s 20-year contract with Kansas energy company Evergy to provide its Wichita and Independence, Kansas factories with electricity derived from wind energy. As well, Textron Aviation has transitioned its North American service centers to use LED lighting to reduce energy consumption. The company also has established a program to recycle or repurpose landing gear, avionics, and electronics. And Textron Aviation offers sustainable aviation fuel to customers using its Wichita service center.