LATAM flight uses SAF for first time

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The LATAM group has made its first international flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The flight was made by LATAM Cargo Chile from Zaragoza Airport, Spain, to North America.
30,000 litres of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from used cooking oil were used - the other proportion being traditional jet fuel.
The SAF used was internationally certified through ISCC EU (International Sustainability Carbon Certification) procedures, which ensured its sustainability.
It was also provided by Air bp, one of the world's leading suppliers of aviation fuel, and represented the first production of SAF ISCC EU carried out in Spain at the Castellón refinery.
“This flight represents one of the most concrete advances in the group's agenda regarding the use of SAF. At LATAM we are committed to contributing to the protection and care of the environment and the use of this type of fuel is a key tool in this effort. We are very happy with this achievement because the use of SAF requires the cooperation of multiple actors and the success of this operation reflects that these collaborations are possible. This was a first step and we will continue looking for alternatives that allow us to make a significant contribution to the environment and to the communities where we operate,” commented Andrés Bianchi, CEO of LATAM Cargo.
“This latest announcement marks another important milestone for Air bp in its effort to increase SAF availability. Representing a key step in the replacement of fossil fuels with renewable feedstocks in existing refineries, co-processing plays a critical role in increasing SAF production in a more economical and efficient way,” added Andreea Moyes, global head of sustainability at Air bp.

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