Air France to Fly from SFO on SAF

December 6, 2019 – Air France has announced their collaboration with World Energy and Shell to fuel flights from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) starting June 1, 2020. This announcement is in line with Air France’s other sustainability commitments, including offsetting 100% of CO2 emissions from domestic flights beginning January 2020 and reducing CO2 emissions by 50% per passenger per kilometer compared with 2005 by 2030.

For more information, read the Air Transport News (ATN) article here.

AvFuel Supplies Bombardier with Gevo-produced SAF

December 6, 2019 – Bombardier recently received their first shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at their facilities in Montreal. Avfuel provided the inaugural shipment of 7,300 gallons of Gevo-produced SAF to fuel Bombardier’s new customer aircraft deliveries. In their press release, Bombardier stated that this is a first step to deploying SAF at all of their facilities as SAF supply becomes more readily available worldwide.

Read Bombardier’s press release here and Avfuel’s article here.

Industry-led Partnership Launches Canadian SAF Initiative

December 6, 2019 - The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), SkyNRG, Waterfall Group and Vancouver Airport Authority have announced the launch of the industry-led initiative BioPortYVR to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Canada. SAF is not currently widely available in Canada. Meanwhile, demand is growing in the country as the airline industry looks to reduce its carbon footprint. BioPortYVR will consider and evaluate the viability of implementing regional supply chains to distribute SAF to airlines at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and surrounding airports through demand centers, known as BioPorts. In the coming months, the project partners will engage with stakeholders to develop a series of actionable recommendations for the introduction of SAF at YVR.

Read more about it on GARDN’s website here.

EasyJet Goes Carbon Neutral

November 19, 2019 – EasyJet announced it is going carbon neutral immediately. Europe’s fifth largest airline said it will become the first major airline in the world to operate net zero carbon flights. The offset projects EasyJet will invest more than $30 million over the next year have been certified to deliver carbon reductions that would not otherwise have happened and do not inadvertently lead to an increase in emissions elsewhere. EasyJet says they have already reduced the amount of carbon it emits every kilometer each passenger flies by more than one-third since 2000 by utilizing more fuel efficient aircraft and operating practices. The airline view offsets as a temporary measure to reduce their carbon footprint in the short-term while they work to support longer-term efforts, including the development of new technology.

Read the CNN article here.

ANA’s Latest Boeing Jet Delivered Using SAF

November 19, 2019 – All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, received its latest Boeing passenger aircraft via delivery fueled by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The new Boeing 777-300 ER was flown from Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington to Japan utilizing LanzaTech’s SAF made from waste gas derived ethanol. ANA has signed an offtake agreement with LanzaTech for a consistent SAF supply starting in 2021.

Read the Air Transport News article here.

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