Malaysia Airlines has operated its first flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in partnership with PETRONAS and Neste.
The flight marks the airline’s commitment to making SAF the cleaner and more viable energy option for regular flights by 2025.
The Airbus 330-200 aircraft departed Amsterdam Airport Schiphol using a blend mixture of approximately 38% SAF made from used cooking oil, and conventional jet fuel, before arriving in Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.
This successful operation was a result of the supply deal between PETCO Trading, which is PETRONAS’ marketing and trading arm in Europe, and Neste, a leading producer of renewable diesel and SAF refined from waste and residues.
Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM is produced from sustainably-sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste.
In its neat form, and over the life cycle, it reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel use.
Malaysia Airlines recently partnered with PDB to jointly explore potential collaborative opportunities that advance sustainability, including the supply and adoption of SAF at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
It also aims to strengthen awareness in aviation sustainability through a united communication and advocacy strategy around carbon emission reduction.
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