Air Canada takes off with SAF from San Francisco
Air Canada is sourcing its SAF from Neste, a leading producer of renewable fuels, which will provide the airline with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM. These four flights will allow Air Canada to reduce emissions by about 39 tonnes of CO2e, compared with the combustion of conventional fossil jet fuel.
Teresa Ehman, senior director, environmental affairs at Air Canada, said: "We reaffirm our strong, ongoing commitment to sustainable aviation and reaching net-zero GHG emissions by 2050.
“Air Canada has been involved in the advancement and development of sustainable aviation fuel for a decade and we are proud to continue to lead the way in Canada when it comes to aviation climate action.
"SAF is the main avenue by which Air Canada and the aviation industry as a whole will reduce their GHG emissions, as the industry continues to develop other aircraft technologies such as electric, hybrid or hydrogen aircraft at scale in a commercially meaningful way.
"The road to decarbonising aviation requires a collective effort and is why Air Canada actively works with government, producers, and aviation stakeholders to accelerate and develop a commercial production of SAF in Canada. As SAF will play an important role in decarbonizing the industry, we welcome corporate Canada to join our Leave Less Travel Programme to increase the market demand for SAF in Canada as well as to reduce the environmental impacts of their business travel."