[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is a real game changer to support decarbonisation of the aviation industry. The airline is investing in first-of-a-kind sustainable aviation fuel plants in the United Kingdom and United States to scale up the availability of this drop-in replacement for fossil fuels.
In addition, their parent company, IAG has committed $400m for more investments in this area in the coming 20 years and in April 2021 became the first European airline group to commit to powering 10% of its flights with SAF by 2030.
As part of British Airways roadmap to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, they have already reached a significant milestone on this journey, having received the first supply of SAF from Phillips 66. This makes British Airways the first airline in the world to start using SAF produced on a commercial scale in the UK.
They have also invested in other sustainable aviation fuel companies such as, Velocys and LanzaJet. Velocys is a waste to fuel plant with renewable fuels company, which will convert household and commercial waste into SAF. Their investment with LanzaJet will provide the airline with SAF from Lanzajet’s first commercial-scale plant in the USA, which is expected to be available to power a number of their flights by the end of 2022.
British Airways plans to purchase enough sustainable fuel to reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions by almost 100,000 tonnes, the equivalent of powering 700 net zero CO2 emissions flights between London and New York on our fuel-efficient Boeing 787 aircraft.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]