British Airways Boeing 777-200 G-VIIB (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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Virgin and BA call for ‘radical collaboration’ on sustainable aviation

Virgin Atlantic and British Airways have together called for “radical collaboration” between Government, aviation fuel providers and the wider aviation industry to help the industry reach its net-zero target of 2050. The call came at the recent Sustainable Skies Summit 2024, held at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, during [read more]

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Wizz Air says let’s talk about sh*t

Low-cost carrier Wizz Air is working with British company Firefly Fuels to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from human sewage in order to have 10% of its flights powered by SAF by 2030. Firefly has developed a process which can convert the human waste into fuel and having signed Memorandum [read more]

Wizz Air UK A321neo
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Wizz Air invests in UK bio-fuel company

Hungarian airline group Wizz Air has invested £5m into a UK based bio-fuels company Firefly Green Fuels. The equity investment into research and development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) will give Wizz Air access to 525,000 tonnes of SAF over the next 15 years saving 1.5m tonnes of carbon emissions. [read more]

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 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
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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]