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Qantas and Airbus to invest up to $200M in Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership

Qantas and Airbus to invest up to $200M in Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership

June 21, 2022 |

In Australia, the Australian Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership was signed by Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce and Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury in Doha, ahead of the IATA AGM. The landmark agreement will see the Qantas Group and Airbus invest up to $200 million to accelerate the establishment of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in […]

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SAF flying high on helicopters! Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

SAF flying high on helicopters! Japan’s first SAF helicopter flight

June 5, 2022 |

We’ve talked about sustainable aviation fuel so much in regards to airplanes, but how about helicopters? Well, news came in that Airbus Helicopters in Japan and Japan’s leading helicopter operator Nakanihon Air (NNK) jointly performed the country’s first ever helicopter flight powered with sustainable aviation fuel. So this made us look at SAF and helicopters […]

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Airbus flies A380 on 100% SAF

Airbus flies A380 on 100% SAF

March 28, 2022 |

In France, Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).  Airbus’ A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport, Toulouse, France at 08h43 on Friday 25 March. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine on 100% SAF.  Twenty-seven metric tons of unblended […]

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Airbus begins delivery of all US-built aircraft with US-sourced SAF

Airbus begins delivery of all US-built aircraft with US-sourced SAF

January 11, 2022 |

In Alabama, Airbus has begun delivery of all aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility here with a blend of U.S.-sourced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and conventional jet fuel. The initiative is a further step in Airbus’ ongoing commitment to carbon-neutral growth in the aviation sector, with a long-term goal of developing a zero carbon-producing commercial […]

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Getting hydrogen in airports – Who are the 11 H2 HUB Airport initiative winners making it happen?

Getting hydrogen in airports – Who are the 11 H2 HUB Airport initiative winners making it happen?

May 30, 2021 |

If you haven’t heard of the H2 HUB Airport initiative, there are some big names in the sustainable aviation industry who got together to launch this program and explore the opportunities offered by hydrogen and to boost air transport decarburization. We’re talkin’ Airbus, Air France-KLM, Groupe ADP, the Île-de-France Region and Choose Paris Region coming […]

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Neste team on 100% SAF trials

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Neste team on 100% SAF trials

March 18, 2021 |

In France, a team of aerospace specialists has launched the world’s first in-flight emissions study using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a wide-body commercial passenger aircraft. Airbus, German research center DLR, Rolls-Royce and SAF producer Neste have teamed up to start the pioneering ‘Emission and Climate Impact of Alternative Fuels’ (ECLIF3) project looking into […]

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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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