Cllr Alan Lawther said: “Its great news that Bombardier and Queens University are getting involved in this ground breaking environmental project.
“Aircraft use is a major contributor to global warming and any schemes that will reduce this problem is one which must be welcomed.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to urge the Executive to follow Bombardier and Queens University’s lead on green issues. The Executive must be more radical and must encourage and assist people to go green.
“They must provide better schemes to get more local people to install alternative energy systems at home, and they should examine initiatives like rain water recycling.
“The Executive have a golden opportunity to make Northern Ireland a world leader on environmental issues – they must make bold decisions and take this opportunity.”