Embraer and Pratt & Whitney complete 100% SAF flight testing in Florida

July 3, 2022 |

In Florida, Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer and Pratt & Whitney tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% sustainable aviation fuel. The test, with one engine running on 100% SAF, validated that GTF engines and the E-Jets E2 family can fly on both engines with blends of up to 100% SAF without any compromise to safety or performance.

The aircraft completed two days of ground tests at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, culminating in a 70-minute flight test at Vero Beach Regional Airport in Florida.

“The E2 is already the most efficient single-aisle aircraft flying today, saving up to 25% CO2 emissions compared to previous generation aircraft. This reduction in emissions can be increased up to an impressive 85% with 100% SAF,” said Rodrigo Silva e Souza, VP of strategy and sustainability at Embraer Commercial Aviation.

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