Aviation Sustainability News

  • UK-based low-cost carrier Jet2.com has announced the introduction of “one of the largest airline carbon offset schemes globally” to compensate for those of its emissions not already covered by regulatory emission trading systems operated by the EU and UK, and ICAO’s CORSIA offsetting scheme. The holiday airline, the UK’s third biggest, has also committed to ensuring that those free allowances it receives under the EU and UK ETS will be […]
  • Russian aviation fuel operator Gazpromneft-Aero has refuelled a Ural Airlines Airbus A321 cargo aircraft at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with a sustainable aviation fuel blend as part of a cooperation programme with the Russian air carrier. Made from renewable wastes and residues, the SAF supplied by Neste was a 35% share of the total fuel used on the flight transporting medical supplies and Covid-19 tests. Gazpromneft-Aero, a division of energy giant […]
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is now adding a 0.5% proportion of sustainable aviation fuel to all flights it operates from its home base at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, one of Europe’s biggest aviation hubs. To fund the new SAF programme, a surcharge of between one and 12 euros, depending on class and distance travelled, will be added automatically to every fare on KLM flights from Schiphol, based on the distance flown […]
  • LanzaJet has secured a $50 million investment from the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund to support the construction of its first alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) sustainable aviation fuel production plant in Georgia, United States. The company says work on the Freedom Pines Fuels biorefinery is progressing as planned, despite supply chain, manufacturing and labour shortage challenges, with fabrication well underway, some modules completed and final site engineering nearing completion. The plant is expected […]
  • Two years after it was launched as a pilot by IATA and CBL Markets, part of Xpansiv CBL Holding Group (XCHG), the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE) has seen its first transaction via the IATA Clearing House (ICH), which makes it easier for airlines to purchase carbon credits using IATA’s financial back-end process. The new technical integration with the ICH functionality will make the need for financial settlements through a third […]
  • Air New Zealand has commenced a global search for aerospace partners to collaborate on the development of ‘novel propulsion aircraft’ for zero-emission flights within New Zealand by 2030, indicating that it could commit to a new concept as early as the end of this year, reports Tony Harrington. The airline has released a Product Requirements Document (PRD), which details broad opportunities and stringent conditions for industrial collaboration on all-new aircraft […]
  • Global oil producer Exxon Mobil and Finland’s Neste, producer of sustainable aviation fuel from waste residues, have partnered to provide commercial-scale distribution of SAF in France, in line with a 1% blending mandate which took effect in the country on 1 January. Through this deal, Exxon Mobil will distribute aviation fuel that includes a 30% of SAF produced by Neste from feedstock including used cooking oil and animal fat waste, […]
  • JetBlue has become the latest US carrier to offer its corporate customers the opportunity to reduce their business travel emissions through the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Its new Sustainable Travel Partners programme also offers complimentary carbon offsetting on all domestic flights operated by JetBlue, personalised travel data and analysis for more accurate emissions reporting and consultation and tools for custom planning and target-setting to help support the partners […]
  • In her New Year address, Denmark’s Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksens, said the government will set an ambitious goal this year that by 2025 Danes must be able to “fly green” on a domestic route and by 2030 at the latest “fly completely green” domestically. The 2030 target has been interpreted that all flights within Denmark must be fossil fuel-free by the end of this decade. She also revealed “a new […]
  • Malaysia Airlines has operated its first flight using sustainable aviation fuel, with one of its Airbus A330-200 aircraft flying nonstop from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur powered by a blend of used cooking oil and conventional fuel, reports Tony Harrington. The milestone flight by Malaysia’s national carrier was conducted in partnership with Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB), a division of the national energy company, with a 38% blend of SAF produced by […]