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Sep
08
2021

First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel

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Bordes, September 8, 2021 - Safran Helicopter Engines today performed a world first at its Bordes facility (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France); a helicopter engine run on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the test, a Makila 2 ran on a biofuel produced by TotalEnergies from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil.

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Tags: Bordes Cooking Oil France Safran Safran Helicopter Engines TotalEnergies
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Jul
05
2021

Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

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5 July 2021, Bordes - For the first time, Safran Helicopter Engines has run an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Bordes plant in SW France. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil. The ground run marks the first step of a strategy to deploy SAF in engine test cells at all Safran Helicopter Engines plants. By the end of the year, the manufacturer plans to use at least 10% SAF at all its French facilities.

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Tags: Arrano Bordes France Safran
Categories: Press Releases