Emirates Operates First Flight From Dubai With SAF
Emirates will operate its first Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight between Dubai International Airport (DXB)
and Sydney International Airport (SYD) on October 24. Emirates flew EK 412 on an Airbus A380.
The SAF mix was designed to mimic jet fuel and integrate into an airport's fuel supply.
Emirates' work to develop the worldwide sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply is about aviation sustainability. As Emirates President Sir Tim Clark stated,
An Airbus A380, A6-EVG, carrying 60/40 jet fuel and SAF from Dubai to Sydney achieved the historic moment. The 12,039 km (7,480.7 mi) flight
was uneventful, but Airbus' March 2022 test flight with an A380 on 100% SAF from spent cooking oil was predicted.
Emirates tested 100% SAF in a Boeing 777-300ER engine on an hour-long non-revenue flight in January before the historic flight.
Some, including GOL Airlines Operations Control Center director Eduardo Calderon, outgoing Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker, and
Shell Aviation's Ashleigh McDougall, see a long road ahead for a stronger global SAF supply.
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