Photo: The American Lung Assoc. in Minn.
June 7, 2013
BY The American Lung Association in Minnesota
Virgin Atlantic’s historic flight on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) took off from London Heathrow to New York JFK on Nov. 28. The flight demonstrates the capability of SAF as a safe drop-in replacement for fossil derived jet fuel.
During the Williamtown Air Show in Australia, the Roulettes, the Royal Australian Air Force's aerobatic display team, performed a first public display using Neste’s SAF. The fuel was supplied by Viva Energy in cooperation with Neste and Vitol.
Emirates has become the first airline to operate an Airbus A380 demonstration flight with one of the aircraft’s four engines powered with Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The flight took off on Nov. 22 from Dubai International Airport.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on Nov. 20 announced the successful completion of the world's first trans-Atlantic flight using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Accomplished on Nov. 19, the flight took place on a Gulfstream G600 aircraft.
Rolls-Royce on Nov. 13 announced that it has successfully completed compatibility testing of 100 percent SAF on all its in-production civil aero engine types. All the tests confirmed the use of 100 percent SAF does not affect engine performance.
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