Cathay Pacific will bring new Airbus aircraft to Hong Kong using 10% SIP fuel from Total

15 June 2018 – Cathay Pacific has announced a plan to fly all of its new Airbus aircraft home to Hong Kong using a 10% alternative jet fuel blend, using ASTM-qualified hydroprocessed fermented sugars to synthetic isoparaffins (HFS-SIP) produced by Total. This will include the delivery of 20 A350-1000s over the next four years, with the first departing Airbus headquarters on June 19, 2018.

Airbus and Total collaborated to develop a logistics facility at Airbus’ Toulouse Delivery Center to store, blend and uplift AJF as part of deliveries, and has already used the Total bio-based HFS-SIP fuel for the delivery of 24 A350-900 aircraft.
This latest news complements Cathay Pacific’s investment in Fulcrum BIoenergies, which makes jet fuel from municipal solid waste. Cathay Pacific will be one of the first airlines to fly on Fulcrum’s fuel when the recently initiated Sierra Biofuels Facility begins commercial production.

Both Cathay Pacific and Airbus representatives indicated that this agreement is part of their respective company’s ongoing commitments to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint.

CAAFI applauds this new commitment.

Read Cathay Pacific’s press release here.

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