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MTU Aero Engines: "Claire" ushers in climate-friendlier air traffic era

Munich, July 18, 2007 – 15 percent, 20 percent, 30 percent – in three steps to climate-friendlier air traffic: MTU Aero Engines, in partnership with Bauhaus Luftfahrt, today unveiled an ambitious program designed to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of aircraft engines. Its Clean Air Engine (Claire) technology project is to lower CO2 emissions by as much as 30 percent by 2035. Dr. Rainer Martens, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO), at a Munich press briefing announced that by 2025, a 20-percent reduction may well have become a reality.