Australian Airforce uses SAF at air show
The fuel was provided by the RAAF’s strategic partner Viva Energy and was made from sources such as oils, fat and waste. It produces up to 80% less carbon than the current range of fuels in use and will be used by the Roulettes.
Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy said it was the first time in the history of Australia that the aircraft used SAF while conducting a display.
He said: “Like every other industry in Australia, the Australian Defence Force needs to decarbonise. We all need to do our part to fight climate change and drive energy independence.
“The Defence Strategic Review recommended that defence starts a journey to reduce its carbon footprint, as climate change is a fundamental challenge to our security and prosperity.
“The Roulettes flew over thousands of people using sustainable fuel for the first time in the nation’s history.”
It is hoped, following a one-year trial of the sustainable fuel, that it would then be rolled out for widespread use across defence aircraft.