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AirAsia looking to aviation biofuels with Airbus’ technical support

AirAsia looking to aviation biofuels with Airbus’ technical support

September 3, 2019 |

In Malaysia, AirAsia’s CEO says the company is interested in using aviation biofuels but that the R&D required is beyond its capacity, so it is exploring partnering with Airbus. The company just signed an order for 42 new Airbus aircraft valued at more than $5 billion. The group CEO didn’t mention a timeline for the […]

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9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

August 25, 2019 |

Rising stars are coming together as constellations, the stars are aligning and making magical things happen – today we explore 9 of those constellations building around Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Some of them are young protostars in the earliest stage of stellar evolution, while others are like the Earth’s sun, a main-sequence mid-size star, and a […]

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Indonesia tells domestic airlines to snub Airbus over EU palm oil trade dispute

Indonesia tells domestic airlines to snub Airbus over EU palm oil trade dispute

August 22, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Bloomberg reports that the country is stepping up its threats of a trade war with Europe over its ban on palm oil for biodiesel from 2020 by telling its domestic airlines to switch to Boeing planes from Airbus as retaliation. Domestic airlines were looking at Airbus after the Boeing 737 MAX-8 crash earlier […]

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JetBlue receives latest aircraft from Airbus flown on 15% biofuels

JetBlue receives latest aircraft from Airbus flown on 15% biofuels

September 19, 2018 |

In New York, JetBlue received its latest A321 aircraft from Airbus’ U.S. A320 Family production facility in Mobile, Ala. The acceptance flight followed by JetBlue’s scheduled ferry flight, taking place on September 20, marks JetBlue’s first-ever flights fueled with renewable jet fuel blend. The fuel for these flights, provided by Airbus and certified by Air […]

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China Airlines to use biofuel blend for aircraft

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 […]

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Airbus offering customers aircraft delivery using 10% aviation biofuel blend

Airbus offering customers aircraft delivery using 10% aviation biofuel blend

June 1, 2017 |

In France, showing its strong commitment towards eco-efficiency, Airbus became the first aircraft manufacturer to offer its customers the option of delivering new jets using a blend of sustainable jet fuel. The 15th A350-900 for Cathay Pacific departed Toulouse on June 1st, bound for Hong Kong, with a 10 percent blend of sustainable jet fuel […]

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Cathay sets biofuels-based flight record, as new A350 ushers in renewable jet era at Hong Kong

Cathay sets biofuels-based flight record, as new A350 ushers in renewable jet era at Hong Kong

May 31, 2016 |

These days, Cathay Pacific trades under the slogan “Life Well Travelled” and the delivery of the first of 48 super-modern, super-quiet, super-chic Airbus 350-900s is another milestone for that branding — but it might as well be “Life Sustainably Travelled” because the plane that arrived in Hong Kong last night on delivery from Toulouse flew […]

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Airbus signs MoU for Malaysian biojet production

Airbus signs MoU for Malaysian biojet production

January 29, 2014 |

In Malaysia, Airbus and key Malaysian partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assess local solutions for sustainable bio-mass production in Malaysia. The aim is to determine the most suitable feedstocks to ensure that any future jet fuel production in the region is based only on sustainable solutions. The first assessment is expected […]

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Airbus and RT-Biotechprom sign aviation biofuel agreement

Airbus and RT-Biotechprom sign aviation biofuel agreement

September 2, 2013 |

In Russia, Airbus and RT-Biotechprom have signed an agreement to make aviation biofuel from Russian sources, planning to have results by the end of 2014. ‘This partnership will be a significant step in implementing our strategy of developing biotechnology in Russia, including deep processing of renewable biomass,’ RT-Biotechprom CEO Sergei Kraevoi was quoted as saying. […]

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BioFuelNet signs deal with Air Canada and Airbus for aviation biofuels

BioFuelNet signs deal with Air Canada and Airbus for aviation biofuels

May 14, 2013 |

In Canada, BioFuelNet has signed an agreement with Air Canada and Airbus to help them find the most promising biofuels for aviation. Air Canada and Airbus are part of a broad coalition, which has pledged Carbon Neutral Growth from 2020 and to reduce greenhouse emissions by 50 per cent by 2050. BioFuelNet Canada, a not-for-profit […]

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