Emirates and GE Aviation have signed an MoU to operate a test flight operated by one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300ERs powered by 100% SAF by the end of next year.
The demonstration flight is in line with both companies’ efforts to lower CO2 emissions and support the industry in scaling up the demand for and use of sustainable aviation fuels.
“Our agreement with GE Aviation will support progress on the industry’s collective commitment to net-zero emissions, and we look forward to continuing this close collaboration. Our partnership with GE Aviation to prepare for the test flight will be an important step towards securing certification of flights that are powered by 100% SAF,” Adel Al Redha, Chief Operating Officer of Emirates said.
“GE Aviation is committed to pursuing efforts to reduce CO2 emissions from commercial aviation, including developing technologies for the fleet in service and the future of flight. This collaboration with Emirates is key to our efforts to standardise 100% SAF globally, which could provide a significant opportunity to expand the impact of SAF on aviation’s carbon reduction effort,” added John Slattery, president and CEO of GE Aviation.
The demonstration flight also supports both companies’ broader efforts to reduce CO2 emissions as the industry looks to scale up its use of SAF.
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