China Airlines to use biofuel blend for aircraft

December 1, 2017 |

In China, China Airlines is participating in the biofuel program jointly developed by Airbus and Air TOTAL, with the 10th new A350 aircraft ferried back to Taiwan on Friday containing Sustainable Aviation/Alternative Fuels (SAF) added to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by around 20,000 kg. The move makes China Airlines the first carrier in Taiwan to use SAF. The fuel received the international certificate of sustainability for its ability to effectively reduce GHG emissions and environmental impact. Its use on China Airlines’ A350-900 energy-saving aircraft will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30% and set a new milestone for Taiwanese carriers.

China Airlines Chairman Nuan-hsuan Ho said that carbon reduction has long been an area of concern for China Airlines and that they hope the experience gained this time will encourage the development of environmentally sustainable and high-efficiency energy policies in Taiwan, serve as a reference for industry, government and academic research in the future, set an example for other domestic carriers and contribute to the development of SAF by the global aviation industry.

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