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Ampaire successfully conducts hybrid electric ground test using Dimensional Energy's SAF

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By Elemental Excelerator

February 23, 2024

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Ampaire Inc. has achieved a significant milestone in sustainable aviation by completing its first ground test utilizing pure 100 percent ASTM D7566 SAF produced by Dimensional Energy from electricity and CO2.

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Neste and Amelia, a French regional airline, have closed an agreement for the supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. Amelia has been using the SAF for all its flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since Jan. 1.

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SAF now available at Long Beach Airport

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By City of Long Beach, California

January 23, 2024

Long Beach Airport has announced the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use by general aviation jets. This eco-friendly alternative is now offered through Atlantic Aviation, one of two fixed-base operators at the airport.

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Korean Air has partnered with Yusen Logistics, a global logistics company, to further promote the use of SAF in the air cargo industry. The two companies signed a SAF cooperation program agreement at the Yusen Logistics headquarters in Tokyo.

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Brussels Airport Co. has announced it will be granting a special financial contribution to promote the use of SAF. The SAF will be available to all airlines for all flights taking off from Brussels Airport in 2024.

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Fully committed to the reduction of its environmental impact, Air France-KLM aims to lead the way in the incorporation of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and to support the development of SAF production capabilities around the world.

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Thai Airways operated its first flight using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on Dec. 13. A Thai Airways Boeing 777 was refueled with blended SAF at Phuket Airport in Thailand for the return flight to Bangkok International Airport.

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Pratt & Whitney Canada and Leonardo on Dec. 7 announced the successful completion of the first flight for an AW139 helicopter powered by the PT6C-67C engine using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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GE Aerospace has completed testing on its tenth engine model using 100 percent SAF since 2016, confirming the company and its joint ventures have one of the most expansive programs for testing the alternative fuel in the industry.

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A test flight to demonstrate the potential for converting methanol to SAF took place on the sidelines of COP28. Masdar, TotalEnergies, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, Airbus, Falcon Aviation Services and Axens contributed to the flight.

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Repsol to supply SAF to Atlas Air, Inditex

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By Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

December 06, 2023

Repsol on Dec. 5 announced that it has begun supplying SAF to Atlas Air for use in all its flights with its customer Inditex from Zaragoza Airport (Spain). Beginning in November, Atlas Air is initially incorporating 5 percent SAF in all its flights.

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Alaska Airlines is partnering with climate-tech company CHOOOSE to provide new options for sustainability-minded guests to take action on their travel-related carbon emissions by purchasing SAF credits or support nature-based climate projects.

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BioForming Sugar to Aromatics (S2A) technology developed by Virent and Johnson Matthey has enabled the first-ever drop-in 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) trans-Atlantic flight by a commercial airline.

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Shell and Rotterdam The Hague Airport have signed a long-term agreement to blend sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on all aircraft fueled at the airport, starting in 2024. The airport has set a minimum target of 8 percent SAF blending.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Jetex has announced it is now offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its flagship private terminal in Dubai, giving aircraft operators and private owners the opportunity to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority has issued Virgin Atlantic with a permit to fly a world-first transatlantic 100 percent SAF flight. Virgin Atlantic plans to fly across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK on Nov. 28.

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The first Emirates flights operating with SAF provided by Shell Aviation have taken off from Dubai International Airport (DXB). Emirates’ flight EK 412 bound for Sydney on Oct. 24 was among the first to operate with SAF.

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Southwest Airlines Co. on Nov. 2 announced an offtake agreement with USA BioEnergy LLC for up to 680 million gallons of neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over a 20-year period from USA Bioenergy’s proposed facility in Texas.

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SAF reduces the number of ultrafine particles that are emitted from the aircraft engines, thereby improving air quality. This is one of the conclusions drawn from a large-scale international study using a SAS aircraft at Copenhagen Airport.

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Farnborough Airport, the home of British aviation and Europe’s leading airport for premium air travel connectivity, on Oct. 25 announced the sale of its millionth liter of SAF. The airport began offering SAF to its customers in 2021.

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The call for presentation abstracts for the 17th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, produced by Biomass Magazine, is now open. The event will take place March 4-6, 2024, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.

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OMV and Ryanair on Oct. 19 announced the signing of an offtake agreement to supply 500 metric tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Vienna Airport in 2023. The agreement will save over 1,250 metric tons in CO2 emissions .

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Cebu Pacific, the Philippines' leading airline, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Neste, the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), to explore the supply and purchase of SAF in Asia Pacific.

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Rolls-Royce on Oct. 18 announced the successful completion of a series of tests with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on its latest generation of business aviation engines, the Pearl 15 and the Pearl 10X.

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Embraer on Oct. 15 announced it has successfully tested the Phenom 300E and Praetor 600 on 100 percent neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF for the testing was provided by World Fuel and used to fuel one engine.

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