Cathay Pacific: 1st SAF refueling abroad

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The airline company Cathay Pacific refueled one of its cargo planes with sustainable aviation fuel (FAS) To Singaporea first outside its base of hong kong.

The company based at the airport of Hong Kong Chek Lap Kok continues to make progress towards its goal of using sustainable aviation fuel for 10% of its total fuel consumption by 2030: blended and supplied by ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, this batch of SAF was refueled last month at the airport Singapore-Changi on 4 Cathay Pacific cargo flights (CX2076 to Hong Kong on June 7, 14 and 28, and CX2074 to Penang on June 30). This follows the use of mixed SAF from its base “on some flights last year”, as well as on delivery flights of its new Airbus A350 from Toulouse.

This pure SAF was made fromused cooking oil 100% and “meets the European standards of the ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)”, underlines the press release from Cathay Pacific. On a life cycle basis, it can “reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 90% compared to conventional jet fuel, providing a lower greenhouse gas emissions air transport and air cargo solution.” Greenhouse “.

Cathay Group Chief Executive, Ronald Lam, said: this is an important milestone for Cathay Pacific and for our ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. As an international airline, we have a leading role to play in helping the industry aviation to decarbonize, and we are constantly exploring solutions and advocating for extensive collaboration with many stakeholders to fight climate change “.

SAFs will be the main lever that will allow the aeronautical industry to achieve net zero carbon emissions “, adds the leader of the alliance company Oneworld. ” By expanding the use of blended SAF on select commercial flights at Changi Airport, as well as our hub, we hope to build awareness of SAF across the Asia-Pacific region and send a strong signal to the supply chain. , namely that there is a strong demand for SAF from airlines “.

Cathay Pacific is committed to increasing the use of SAFs on its flights. It launched the Cathay Pacific Corporate SAF Program in 2022, the first major program of its kind in Asia, with 8 companies as launch customers. This program offers corporate customers “the opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint related to business travel or air freight by contributing to the use of SAF”. Cathay Pacific plans to add additional corporate customers to the program in 2023.

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