Airbus Switches Focus to U.S.-Sourced Sustainable Aviation Fuel Blend
Airbus has begun delivery of all aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility located in Mobile, Alabama, with a blend of U.S.-sourced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and conventional jet fuel. The initiative is a further step in Airbus’s ongoing commitment to carbon-neutral growth in the aviation sector, with a long-term goal of developing a zero carbon-producing commercial aircraft by 2035.
“Delivering every one of our Mobile-produced aircraft with SAF is an important, iterative step toward solving the carbon challenge,” says C. Jeffrey Knittel, Chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas, Inc. “SAF is a positive contributor to enhanced sustainability in aviation, since it enables up to an 80 percent reduction of CO2 across the fuel lifecycle.”
Signature Flight Support is working in partnership with World Energy to provide the U.S.-sourced SAF to Airbus. “This initiative advances our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of the aviation industry,” says Daryl Taylor, Vice President and General Manager of the Mobile manufacturing site.
Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world, innovating to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defense and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a European leader in defense and security and one of the world’s leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.
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