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Nov
09
2021

First Airbus helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

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Marignane, 9 November 2021– An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering one of the Safran Makila 2 engines. The flight, which took place at the company’s headquarters in Marignane, marks the start of a flight campaign aiming to assess the impact of unblended SAF on the helicopter systems in view of certifying the use of SAF blends that exceed today’s 50% limit.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H225 Makila 2 Engines SAF Safran Sustainable Aviation Fuel
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Nov
16
2021

Bell 525 Completes First Flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Fort Worth, TX (November 16, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 525 Relentless completed its first flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in summer 2021. Bell first incorporated SAF in its training and demonstration fleet in March 2021.

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Tags: Bell Bell 525 Relentless Bell Textron SAF Textron
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Feb
04
2022

Safran deploys SAF to UK facility

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Safran Helicopter Engines has started using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Fareham facility in the United Kingdom on a permanent basis, initially with the currently available mix of 38% SAF and subsequently with the maximum permitted blend of 50%. It is the first Safran Helicopter Engines site outside France to use SAF in its engine test cells and now a leading aerospace site worldwide in this field. The SAF is produced by Neste from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, like used cooking oil.

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Tags: SAF Safran Safran Helicopter Engines UK
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Mar
07
2022

S-92® Helicopter Lands At HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

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Dallas, tx., March 7, 2022 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] together with GE Aviation and Milestone Aviation, announce the S-92® helicopter arrived at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 using a blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

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Tags: GE Aviation Heli Expo Lockheed Martin Milestone Aviation S-92 SAF Sikorsky
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Mar
09
2022

Safran and Bell to collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel initiative for Bell 505

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9 March 2022, Heli-Expo, Dallas - Safran Helicopter Engines  and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a collaboration intitiative to explore technical performance and economic impacts of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on the Arrius 2R-powered Bell 505. A single, dedicated Bell 505 aircraft will conduct flights solely with the use of blended SAF. Both Bell and Safran Helicopter Engines will evaluate engine and aircraft performance data to better assess the collateral benefits associated with the incorporation of SAF, a significant tool being used to reach industry carbon reduction objectives.

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Tags: Arrius 2R Powered Bell Bell 505 Heli Expo SAF Safran Textron
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Mar
30
2022

Pratt & Whitney and Air bp Sign MOU on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Testing and Research

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 Pratt & Whitney today announced a memorandum of understanding with Air bp regarding various workstreams with respect to the application of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blends at up to 100 percent in Pratt & Whitney engine testing and research. The agreement reflects Pratt & Whitney’s commitment to supporting the aviation industry’s ambitious goal of reaching net zero CO2 emissions for air travel by 2050.

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Tags: Pratt & Whitney SAF
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