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Celebrating 47 years of flight with upcycling project

Air travel produces about three per cent of global carbon emissions and represents one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gases. As the national carrier of Brunei, Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) pledges to undertake measures to offset its carbon footprint and protect the country’s ecosystem.

Over the past 10 years, RB has invested in projects to chart the course for a greener tomorrow, including the introduction of its new fleet, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and RB’s Airbus 320NEO, which are more fuel-efficient, produce less carbon emission and noise pollution. RB also replaced its Boeing 787 carpets with econyl, made from 100 per cent recycled fibre. RB has also committed to the carbon offsetting reduction scheme for international aviation (CORSIA) and implemented paperless flight crew documentation.

To further its efforts and as part of its 47th anniversary of flight, RB introduced RNGR, a series of limited-edition RB branded products upcycled from phased-out premium quality aircraft fabrics that are fire-retardant and self-extinguishing.

The project was an initiative under RB’s Young Entrepreneur programme and produced by RB’s engineering department.

The product is a tote shopping bag from RB’s Dreamliner 787 seat fabric. The product will be packaged in a reusable box and drawstring bag to produce zero waste.

“As international borders are re-opening and the airline prepares to fly towards normalcy, we envision that the way forward is towards a sustainable RB. We are proud of the team behind RNGR for the initiative. Not only does the simplicity of the first bag design makes it versatile for many occasions, but the fire-protective quality of the bag material also ensures that you have a quality merchandise,” said RB’s Acting CEO Captain Sabirin bin Haji Abdul Hamid.