SEATTLE: Boeing has partnered with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supplier SkyNRG and its new subsidiary SkyNRG Americas to accelerate development and production capacity worldwide.
Boeing will also invest in SkyNRG Americas’ US production facility to supply airports and airlines on the West Coast, including project partner Alaska Airlines, as well as for its own flight test use.
“Sustainable aviation fuels are safe, proven and offer the greatest potential to reduce our industry’s carbon emissions in the near, medium and long term,” said Boeing Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Raymond. The company began SAF test flights in 2008 and helped gain approval for its commercial use in 2011.
Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator uses SAF for all flight test programmes and in 2018 completed the world’s first commercial airplane flight using 100 percent sustainable fuel. Earlier this year the manufacturer announced all its commercial airplanes will be capable and certified to fly on 100 percent SAF by 2030.
“Our industry will need a strong, reliable supply of SAF to address climate change and drive adoption,” added Raymond. “We aspire to partner and help create that supply.”
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