The widespread use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is critical to dramatically reducing aviation carbon emissions.

All aircraft engines made by GE Aviation and its joint ventures can operate on approved SAF, both for engines operating now and those in development for the future. GE has been actively involved in assessing and qualifying SAF since 2007, working closely with producers, regulators, and operators to ensure that SAF can be widely adopted for use in aviation.

Leading industry’s mission to develop 100 per cent SAF

GE Aviation has performed extensive testing, including the industry’s first commercial biofuel demonstration flight in 2008, and the first 100 percent SAF commercial airliner flight in 2018.

GE Aviation is also leading industry efforts to develop 100 per cent SAF that doesn’t require blending with conventional jet fuel. Developed with economic, social and environmental considerations, SAF is made from non-petroleum based sources including, plant-based materials, algae, alcohols and sugars. Compared to petroleum-based jet fuel, SAF has the potential to cut lifecycle CO2 emissions by up to 80 per cent.

More than 400,000 commercial flights have been operated using SAF since 2011, according to the Air Transport Action Group.

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