Iberia flies to the US on Repsol’s SAF

June 2, 2022 |

In Spain, Repsol and Iberia took another step in their alliance to reduce emissions in the airline industry with the first long-haul flights using biofuel produced in Spain from biological waste. The biojet fuel used is from a batch produced in 2021 at Repsol’s Petronor refinery in Bilbao.

The first flight to use biofuel was the maiden Madrid-Washington DC route with a 288-passenger twin-engine Airbus A330-200. This A330-200 MTOW 242 TN version has a maximum take-off weight of 242 metric tons and uses 15% less fuel than the aircraft it replaces, making it more environmentally friendly.

The second flight to use this type of fuel will be flight IB6193 from Madrid to San Francisco, a route that Iberia resume this week following the pandemic. The third will be Iberia’s maiden flight from Madrid to Dallas, which took off at 3:55p.m. Madrid time on Wednesday. Both used the Airbus A330-200s.

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