First Emirates Flights from Dubai Operate with SAF

First Emirates Flights from Dubai Operate with SAF
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Emirates has commenced the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) provided by Shell Aviation on flights originating from Dubai.

The airline has been making strong strides in the world of SAF, particularly on some of the routes that they operate already.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

First Emirates Flights from Dubai Operate with SAF…

First Emirates Flights from Dubai Operate with SAF
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Shell Aviation has supplied 315,000 gallons of blended SAF to Emirates for use from it’s hub in Dubai to help facilitate this.

Such a blended supply consists of 40% neat SAF and 60% conventional Jet A-1 fuel. Commenting on this milestone was Sir Tim Clark, the Emirates President:

“We’re pushing ahead with proactive measures to enable more sustainable flying now and in the future, and powering flights from our Dubai hub is just one of the steps we’ve taken to reduce emissions and concretely help our customers minimise their own carbon footprint.”

“We still have a long road ahead, and we hope that our partnership with Shell Aviation inspires more producers to address the supply gaps and make SAF readily available in major hubs like Dubai, as well as other points on our network.”

Adding to this was Jan Toschka, President of Shell Aviation:

“Emirates and Shell have a long-standing history of collaboration, and we are thrilled to continue this journey together to enable SAF usage in the UAE.”

“This first-ever supply of SAF to Emirates in Dubai is an example of what can be achieved when different parts of the aviation value chain come together.”

“Our hope is that this milestone will inspire further advancements in SAF adoption throughout the aviation industry in the UAE and the wider region.”

Overall, this is a big milestone for the airline, and all eyes will be on how much further they expand this relationship with Shell Aviation.

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