Emirates has this week achieved a milestone of being the world’s first airline to operate an A380 demonstration flight with 100% SAF.
This is the first time that drop-in SAF has been used on the aircraft type and was fully compatible with systems.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
Emirates Operates A380 Demonstration Flight with 100% SAF…
It is understood that the demonstration flight took place using 100% SAF on one of it’s four engines, with Emirates believing that flights like this with the A380 will pave the way for future standardisation.
Commenting on this was Adel Al Redha, the airline’s Chief Operating Officer:
“Emirates is the first passenger airline in the world to operate an A380 with 100% drop-in SAF powering one of four Engine Alliance GP7200 engines.”
“This is another proud moment for Emirates and our partners, as we put words into action with the research into and the trialling of higher concentrations of SAF to eventually lead to industry adoption of 100% SAF flying.”
“This marks another significant step in validating the use of SAF in one of the engines of the A380, a wide-body aircraft with four engines.”
“The growing global demand for lower-emission jet fuel alternatives is there, and the work of producers and suppliers to commercialise SAF and make it available will be critical in the coming years to help Emirates and the wider industry advance our path to lower carbon emissions”.
All eyes will be on the airline to see how much further they can take this advancement on this aircraft type, and most definitely forms the foundation of their strategy to keep the aircraft in the fleet beyond 2030.
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