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By Sohail Sawlani

Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran and Singapore Airlines Signed Global SAF Declaration

SINGAPORE AIRSHOW 2022 | Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran and Singapore Airlines are among the first to sign the Global Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Declaration at the Singapore Airshow, promoting the acceleration of the development, production and consumption of SAF.

Sabine Klauke, Chief Technical Officer, Airbus, said:

Airbus is committed to reaching the industry's joint goals of carbon neutral aviation by 2050. Several levers are identified to achieve these objectives and the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels is one of the major pillars on the path to decarbonisation, allowing for up to 80% gain in terms of CO2 reduction across the SAF lifecycle. All Airbus aircraft are currently certified to fly with 50 % SAF and this will be increased to 100% by 2030. The challenge is to further increase and encourage the uptake of SAF globally as well as incentives and long-term policies that encourage SAF use. The Declaration will support exactly that and Airbus is inviting further players in the industry to join the initiative.

The Global SAF Declaration calls on industry partners from the aerospace, aviation, and fuel value chains to jointly work towards the uptake of SAF as an important part of decarbonisation with the ambition to ensure a steady ramp up over the next ten years.

This declaration is open to all airlines and aviation-related organisations. Over time, we are likely to see more airlines step up and sign this declaration to SAF.

Lee Wen Fen, Senior Vice President Corporate Planning, Singapore Airlines, said:

The Global SAF Declaration reaffirms SIA's commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. SIA remains firmly committed to our sustainability goals and has been actively advancing the use of SAF in Singapore together with our partners. Beyond SAF, we also use multiple levers to achieve our goals, including achieving higher operational efficiency and investing in new-generation aircraft. We will continue to collaborate with like-minded partners globally to work towards decarbonisation and environmental sustainability in our operations

Multiple organisations sign the Global SAF Declaration | © Rolls Royce

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