Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – specifications and composition

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – specifications and composition

8-Mar-2022Source: air bp

We are often asked whether a particular turbine aircraft can use SAF or whether one SAF fuel can be mixed with another. The answer to both is yes, as SAF is certified to the same global specifications as conventional jet.  Product quality advisor, Dr Andrew Glendinning, and aviation fuels research and development manager, Dr Alisdair... Read more

FAA Awards Research Grants to Build Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chains

FAA Awards Research Grants to Build Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chains

16-Dec-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is tapping some of the nation’s top research institutions to build sustainable aviation fuel supply chains in different regions across the United States. More than $1.4 million will go to five universities to undertake the research.  Since 2014, the FAA has invested more than $13 million in... Read more

Bristow completes offshore flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Bristow completes offshore flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

10-Dec-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced today it completed an offshore revenue flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), marking one of the first SAF-powered flights to an offshore operation in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The aircraft flew from Aberdeen to installations operated by bp. As part of its strategic relationship with Air bp, Bristow... Read more

Eve and Nautilus Aviation partner to develop UAM ops in Australia

Eve and Nautilus Aviation partner to develop UAM ops in Australia

7-Dec-2021Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Urban Air Mobility, an Embraer company, and Nautilus Aviation, a division of Morris Group and Northern Australia’s largest helicopter operator, today announced a partnership focused on accelerating the development of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) ecosystem in Australia. The partnership will see the introduction of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) serving some... Read more

SAF Hélicoptères acquires Starlite Aviation Group

SAF Hélicoptères acquires Starlite Aviation Group

30-Nov-2021Source: SAF Aerogroup

SAF announced the acquisition of Starlite Aviation Group, and consequently the formation of a global aviation group: SAF Aerogroup. SAF Aerogroup, whose main shareholders are Oaktree Capital Management and BPI France, is changing its business model to consolidate its position as the French leader and a major player in the helicopter and fixed wing service... Read more

Safran supports Leonardo’s first flight on SAF with its Aneto-1K engines

Safran supports Leonardo’s first flight on SAF with its Aneto-1K engines

22-Nov-2021Source: Safran

Leonardo’s AW149 Common Platform Demonstrator, which is currently fitted with Safran Aneto-1K engines flew on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the first time on 12 November 2021 between Bristol and Yeovil, UK. During this flight, the aircraft ran with biofuel, manufactured from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil. The use... Read more

GE Aviation marks AW189 fleet lead at 5,000 hours on CT7 engines

GE Aviation marks AW189 fleet lead at 5,000 hours on CT7 engines

22-Nov-2021Source: GE Aviation

A Bel Air Aviation AW189 helicopter has surpassed 5,000 engine flight hours operating with GE’s CT7-2E1 engine. Since entering service in November 2014, this AW189 has had zero engine shop visits and stands as the AW189/CT7 fleet leader in total engine flight hours. “Reaching 5,000 engine flight hours with zero shop visits is an amazing... Read more

Leonardo flies AW149 on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Leonardo flies AW149 on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

19-Nov-2021Source: Leonardo

As the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, drew to a close in Glasgow, Leonardo’s latest generation military helicopter, the AW149, took to the sky to demonstrate the steps the company is taking to help reduce the carbon footprint of its helicopter fleet. Using a blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), the AW149 – the aircraft... Read more

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

17-Nov-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have agreed to cooperate in introducing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The engine manufacturer will support the Austrian HEMS operator in deploying SAF to its Arrius 2B2-powered Airbus H135 fleet. By summer 2022, the goal is that one HEMS helicopter will be ready to use 30 to 50% biofuel,... Read more

P&WC supports ADAC Luftrettung in long-term SAF strategy

P&WC supports ADAC Luftrettung in long-term SAF strategy

16-Nov-2021Source: P&WC

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, today announced that it will participate in a long-term sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) strategy by German air rescue operator ADAC Luftrettung. To support their goal of achieving carbon neutrality for their operations, ADAC Luftrettung will extend SAF usage to its fleet of P&WC-powered... Read more

Bell 525 completes first flight with SAF

Bell 525 completes first flight with SAF

16-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 525 Relentless completed its first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in summer 2021. Bell first incorporated SAF in its training and demonstration fleet in March 2021. “The Bell 525 continues to demonstrate unprecedented performance as it progresses through flight testing,” said... Read more

First Airbus helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

First Airbus helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

11-Nov-2021Source: Airbus

An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering one of the Safran Makila 2 engines. The flight, which took place at the company’s headquarters in Marignane, marks the start of a flight campaign aiming to assess the impact of unblended SAF on the helicopter systems in... Read more

HAI lobbies US Congress to up funding for alternate fuels program

HAI lobbies US Congress to up funding for alternate fuels program

10-Nov-2021Source: HAI

As the US Congress prepares to finalize its funding allocations for fiscal year 2022, six aviation associations, including Helicopter Association International (HAI), came together yesterday to write the leaders of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to increase funding for the Alternative Fuels for... Read more

Avfuel Launches Book and Claim Program to Expand SAF Benefit Globally

Avfuel Launches Book and Claim Program to Expand SAF Benefit Globally

1-Nov-2021Source: Avfuel

As Avfuel Corporation continues to increase its number of locations offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the leading fuel supplier launched a new solution to help efficiently and sustainably increase access to SAF: a book and claim program. With Avfuel’s book and claim program, customers can buy a full load delivery of SAF and receive credit... Read more

Avfuel Launches Book and Claim Program to Expand SAF Benefit Globally

Avfuel Launches Book and Claim Program to Expand SAF Benefit Globally

14-Oct-2021Source: Avfuel

As Avfuel Corporation continues to increase its number of locations offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the leading fuel supplier launched a new solution to help efficiently and sustainably increase access to SAF: a book and claim program.  With Avfuel’s book and claim program, customers can buy a full load delivery of SAF and receive credit... Read more

Avfuel Selects CBL Markets as Carbon Credit Provider

Avfuel Selects CBL Markets as Carbon Credit Provider

13-Oct-2021Source: Avfuel

After launching its Carbon Offset Program last year, Avfuel Corporation—a leading global supplier of aviation fuel and services—announces its partnership with CBL Markets, a new carbon credit provider for the program.  CBL Markets will help the fuel supplier with back-end efficiencies for the program, including sourcing green projects, carbon credit accreditation and certificate retiring.   ... Read more

Avfuel Commits to Sustainability

Avfuel Commits to Sustainability

12-Oct-2021Source: Avfuel

As a leader in sustainable aviation solutions, Avfuel Corporation caps off an exciting year of developments by announcing a formal commitment to sustainability, including a new sustainability mission statement and a pledge to offset emissions annually.  According to the fuel supplier, Avfuel is committed to identifying, developing, providing and advocating for sustainable solutions, making it... Read more

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

27-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including... Read more

FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

FAA Awards $100M to Develop Next Generation of Sustainable Aircraft Technology

14-Sep-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $100 million for companies to help develop technologies that reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The award is part of a series of steps President Biden is taking to coordinate leadership and innovation across the federal government, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers... Read more

First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel

First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel

9-Sep-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines performed a world first at its Bordes facility (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France); a helicopter engine run on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the test, a Makila 2 ran on a biofuel produced by TotalEnergies from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil. A test campaign will now evaluate... Read more

Joby Aviation, JetBlue and Signature announce new pathway to net zero emissions

Joby Aviation, JetBlue and Signature announce new pathway to net zero emissions

15-Jul-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation (“Joby”), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it is working with JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU “JetBlue”) and Signature Flight Support (“Signature”) to forge a new path toward net-zero emissions in the aviation industry that will incentivize the rapid commercialization of clean propulsion systems. Joby, JetBlue and Signature... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

5-Jul-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

For the first time, Safran Helicopter Engines has run an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Bordes plant in SW France. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil. The ground run marks the first step of a strategy to deploy SAF in engine test cells at all Safran Helicopter... Read more

Airbus calls on industry to join the Sustainable Aviation Fuel User Group

Airbus calls on industry to join the Sustainable Aviation Fuel User Group

10-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters is bringing the industry together to drive the deployment of biofuels, through the creation of a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) User Group dedicated to the rotary-wing community. As a pioneer in the civil turbine rotorcraft market, the company is calling all major stakeholders to join the initiative, which aims at reducing aviation’s impact... Read more

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

8-Jun-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

7-Jun-2021Source: Safran

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter has its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

EBAA notes aviation emissions study

EBAA notes aviation emissions study

27-May-2021Source: EBAA

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) notes the study on Business aviation by Transport & Environment and points out the European sector has been working diligently and successfully towards decarbonisation through its own commitment on climate change since 2009. The report, called “Private jets: can the super rich supercharge zero-emission aviation?” by Brussels based NGO... Read more

Business Aviation’s first-ever EU Summit delivers European vision for further deployment of SAF

Business Aviation’s first-ever EU Summit delivers European vision for further deployment of SAF

22-Apr-2021Source: EBAA

The first-ever European Business Aviation SAF Summit concluded with a strategic plan for advancing the production, availability and use of sustainable aviation fuels in the region The strategic vision which was presented at the end of the European Summit, speaks specifically towards the much anticipated upcoming legislative proposal by the European Commission called the ReFuelEU... Read more

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

25-Mar-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that it will begin incorporating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into all Bell Training Academy (BTA) and customer demonstration fleet aircraft. Bell will be the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from global aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation. “Bell is an active supporter of the General... Read more

United Airlines to order up to 200 eVTOL in agreement with Archer Aviation

United Airlines to order up to 200 eVTOL in agreement with Archer Aviation

16-Feb-2021Source: United Airlines

United Airlines today announced that it has completed an agreement to work with air mobility company Archer as part of the airline’s broader effort to invest in emerging technologies that decarbonize air travel. Rather than relying on traditional combustion engines, Archer’s electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft are designed to use electric motors and... Read more

Congresswoman Browley introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act

Congresswoman Browley introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act

8-Feb-2021Source: Brownley

Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-CA) introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, legislation to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions. “We are facing an existential threat to the future of our planet. In order to face this threat head on, we must be creative, be innovative, and... Read more

Sustainable fuels to power UK military helicopters

Sustainable fuels to power UK military helicopters

8-Feb-2021Source: UK Government

Known as ‘drop-ins,’ sustainable fuel sources include hydrogenated fats and oils, wood waste, alcohols, sugars, household waste, biomass and algae. Aircraft including F-35s, Typhoons and Wildcat helicopters currently use conventional fuel, but could use up to 50 per cent sustainable sources in the future, after MOD’s changed aviation fuel standards came into effect in November... Read more

Air BP delivers 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

Air BP delivers 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

23-Sep-2020Source: Air BP

Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has today delivered 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA). Swedavia and its partners SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat procured the fuel through a joint tender, as part of an initiative to promote... Read more

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel released a new informational guide

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel released a new informational guide

20-Aug-2020Source: EBAA

The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) released a new informational guide detailing how industry leaders can incorporate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The new guide, titled, Fueling the Future, serves as an educational and informational resource... Read more

EBAA joins united European aviation calls for support for green recovery from COVID-19

EBAA joins united European aviation calls for support for green recovery from COVID-19

25-Jun-2020Source: EBAA

With the gradual restarting of passenger air transport in the coming weeks, EBAA alongside leaders from over a dozen air transport associations[1] representing Europe’s aviation sector today issued an urgent call for EU leaders to prioritise specific decarbonisation initiatives in their allocation of future COVID-19 recovery funding. European aviation continues to reel from the sudden collapse of the... Read more

IBAC Participating in First ICAO Stocktaking Seminar

IBAC Participating in First ICAO Stocktaking Seminar

11-Apr-2019Source: IBAC

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) continues its support of the wider use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) within the business aviation sector by participating in the first ICAO Stocktaking Seminar toward the 2050 Vision for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFS2019). This seminar will take place 30 April – 1 May in Montreal and will provide... Read more

SAF expands fleet

SAF expands fleet

18-Oct-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

French Alps-based civil operator SAF Group has ordered six new Airbus’ helicopters for emergency medical service (EMS) operations, mountain rescue, aerial work and passenger transport. The order includes three light single and three light twin helicopters to be operated in Metropolitan France and in the Reunion Island, where SAF has recently acquired Hélilagon. Delivery of... Read more

US and Australia to develop clean sustainable alternative aviation fuels

US and Australia to develop clean sustainable alternative aviation fuels

14-Sep-2011Source: FAA

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Australia’s Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism have reached a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to continue research and development of clean, sustainable alternative aviation fuels. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and Australian Ambassador to the United States Kim Beazley signed the agreement today.... Read more

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