Aviation Sustainability News

  • European aerospace giant Airbus brought together its executive team and sector leads, airline chiefs, policymakers and the media to its Toulouse headquarters in France for the Airbus Sustainability Summit, a two-day extravaganza aimed at not only demonstrating its own commitment to the green agenda, but to foster the widespread collaboration it believes is necessary to enable the aviation industry to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. During the event, Airbus […]
  • Sixty companies in the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition have signed a commitment to accelerate the supply and use of sustainable aviation fuel to reach 10% of global jet aviation fuel supply by 2030. Signatories represent a global group of airlines, airports and fuel suppliers, as well as non-aviation companies that rely on corporate air travel for their business operations and which recognise decarbonising aviation lies with […]
  • United Airlines and Honeywell have announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels, a new cleantech venture headed by Bryan Sherbacow, founder of AltAir Fuels (now World Energy), the world’s first commercial sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer. United has also agreed to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of SAF over 20 years, the largest publicly announced SAF agreement to date, reports Susan van Dyk. The airline says the purchase is one-and-a-half […]
  • The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), which represents 14 operators in south-east and north Asia, has declared its commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, although emphasised success will rely upon collaboration between industry stakeholders and support from governments, reports Tony Harrington. The Director General of AAPA, Subhas Menon, highlighted the introduction of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as a key driver of decarbonisation, but acknowledged the Asia-Pacific region […]
  • Following a final investment decision, Shell is to build an 820,000-tonnes-per-year biofuels facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, which it says will be among the biggest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste. Situated at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, formerly known as the Pernis refinery, production is due to start in 2024 and SAF is expected to make up more than […]
  • Sustainability standards body RSB has entered a strategic collaboration with Air bp to launch a pilot book and claim system that allows the jet fuel supplier’s customers to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) without a physical connection with the supply site. Book and claim is particularly relevant to the general and business aviation market where fuel volumes are smaller and typically purchased over a wide number of locations, while current […]
  • US government departments and agencies have joined with the aviation and fuel sectors to agree a stimulus package to put US aviation on track to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. It includes new and ongoing funding opportunities to support sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) projects and fuel producers totalling up to $4.3 billion in efforts to boost production of SAF to at least 3 billion gallons per year […]
  • In a presentation held at British Airways’ London Heathrow maintenance base, BA Chief Executive Sean Doyle unveiled a new sustainability programme and campaign called BA Better World. It included the announcement of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) collaboration with fuel provider bp related to the upcoming COP26 climate change conference in the UK and an extension of its offsetting partnership with Pure Leapfrog enabling customers to include SAF as a […]
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has announced an eight-year partnership with SkyNRG to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for its business travel flights starting in 2022, so becoming the newest member of SkyNRG’s Board Now corporate programme. The move is in support of BCG’s commitment to achieving net zero climate impact by 2030 at the latest, with more than 80% of the organisation’s carbon footprint attributable to business travel. SkyNRG says […]
  • Two major industrial collaborations have been established in Japan to progress ambitions for large-scale production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the country, writes Tony Harrington. In the first project, sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of the Environment, six prominent corporations have joined forces to demonstrate the extraction of carbon dioxide from industrial exhaust gases, and its conversion into SAF as part of a broader plan to also drive regional revitalisation […]