Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Airbus and sustainable fuel

MOBILE, Ala. – All Airbus aircraft from its U.S. manufacturing facility are being delivered with a blend of U.S.-sourced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and conventional jet fuel. It's part of Airbus’ long-term goal is zero carbon-producing commercial aircraft by 2035. Since the launch of this initiative, American Airlines, Breeze Airways, Delta Air Lines and Spirit Airlines have taken delivery of Airbus aircraft with SAF. The remainder of Airbus customer airlines will be added to this list in accordance with delivery schedules.“We have reached an agreement with Signature Flight Support to supply SAF to our Mobile facility,” said Daryl Taylor, vice president and general manager of the Mobile plant. Signature Flight Support is working in partnership with World Energy to provide the U.S.-sourced SAF to Airbus. The Mobile plant produces A220 and A320 passenger jets to U.S.-based customers. Since 2016, the company has delivered 284 Airbus aircraft from Mobile. (Source: AviationPros, 01/11/22)