Airbus has announced that it will start delivering all aircraft from its US Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on board later this year. Airbus states that this initiative has a further step toward fulfilling its commitment to carbon-neutral growth in the aviation sector.
Airbus has signed an agreement with Signature Flight Support to supply SAF to its Mobile facility. No later than November 2021, all aircraft delivered to different airlines will be powered by a blend of SAF and conventional jet fuel. Signature Flight Support is working in partnership with World Energy to provide the U.S.-sourced SAF to Airbus.
Jeff Knittel, Chairman and CEO of Airbus Americas, Inc, said:
Delivering our Mobile-produced aircraft with SAF is an important, iterative step toward solving the carbon challenge. SAF is a positive contributor to enhanced sustainability in aviation since it enables up to an 80% reduction of CO2 across the fuel lifecycle. We are committed to making sustainable fuels an everyday reality with use on an increasingly larger scale, and this announcement is further evidence of that.
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Airbus delivers both the Airbus A220 and A320 family aircraft to its US-based customers from its US-based Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. Since 2016, the company has delivered more than 260 Airbus aircraft from Mobile – 54 of which have been delivered to airlines in 2021 alone.
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