Airbus and ATR commit to the decarbonisation of the air transport sector with SAF production
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Airbus and ATR commit to the decarbonisation of the air transport sector with SAF production

French airframer ATR and French Aerospace Giant Airbus, together with the French Government, the Occitanie Region, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, and Aerospace Valley, have committed to a pledge to decarbonise the aviation sector. The commitment will see the acceleration of the development, production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Ryanair signs SAF deal with Shell Aviation

Irish budget carrier Ryanair (FR/RYR) has signed a deal for the supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from Shell Aviation. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed at Trinity College Dublin, will see Shell supply SAF at 200 airports across Europe with an initial focus on Ryanair’s larger bases such as [read more]

The first 100% SAF powered RAF Voyager takes flight (MOD Crown Copyright)
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RAF completes 100% SAF fuelled A330 MRTT flight

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has completed a flight on an RAF Voyager (A330 MRTT) aircraft fuelled with 100% sustainable aircraft fuel (SAF) from RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. The flight, which happened on Wednesday, was a joint venture between the RAF and Airbus and paves the way for non-fossil [read more]

Virgin Atlantic takes delivery of its first Airbus A330-900neo (image: Airbus)
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Virgin Atlantic gets first A330neo delivery

Virgin Atlantic (VS/VIR) has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo when A330-900 G-VJAZ was delivered to London Heathrow (LHR/EGLL) The airline, which is set to join the SkyTeam Alliance in 2023, has purchased 13 of the type, six of which (including this one) have been purchased through leasing specialist [read more]

An easyJet Airbus lands at Gatwick Airport (Max Thrust Digital)
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Q8Aviation signs SAF deal with easyJet

Aviation fuel specialist Q8Aviation has signed a deal with low-cost carrier easyJet (U2/EZY) to supply it with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The five-year-long agreement will see Q8Aviation supply easyJet with fuel that will help reduce the carbon used in aviation fuel and help it work towards the airline’s target of [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737 8-200
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Ryanair signs SAF deal to cut CO2

Budget airline Ryanair (FR/RYR) has signed a deal with Vienna-based OMV to supply 160,000 tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at airports across Austria, Germany and Romania. The deal will give access to 53million gallons of SAF enabling the airline to save 400,000 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 40,000 flights. [read more]

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Ryanair chooses SAF partner at Amsterdam Schiphol

Irish budget airline group Ryanair (FR/RYR) has announced a partnership with Neste Holland to provide a 40% blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for flights at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS/EHAM). The partnership will see around a third of Ryanair’s Amsterdam flights use the SAF blend which the industry sees as [read more]

First Minister at Newton Flight Academy
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Newton Flight Academy opens in Glasgow

A new state-of-the-art Newton Flight Academy has opened its doors at the Glasgow Science Centre, which is the first one in the UK. Newton Flight Academies are designed to provide unique and high-quality learning experiences and secondary pupils using the centre will cover themes including space, biofuels, and advanced materials [read more]

A380 MSN001 SAF fligth07
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Airbus flies A380 with 100% sustainable fuel

Airbus has flown an Airbus A380 for the first time using 100% fully Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The aircraft used in the test flight was the original A380 test aircraft, MSN1, known as the Future Tech Testbed, and it carried out a three-hour flight from Toulouse Blagnac Airport. A total [read more]