Emirates Begins London Flight Operations With Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Dubai’s Emirates has taken delivery of over 3,000 metric tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Shell Aviation at London Heathrow Airport.

The SAF will be blended with conventional jet fuel and supplied to the airport’s fuelling infrastructure network until the end of summer 2024.

This is the first time Emirates will use SAF on flights operating out of Heathrow, and represents the largest volume of SAF purchased by the airline to date.

The airline is participating in Heathrow’s SAF Incentive Programme, which makes SAF more affordable and accessible for airlines.

“Emirates is eager to take this next step in our SAF journey with Shell Aviation and London Heathrow supporting us with this fuel supply arrangement in one of our biggest operations outside of Dubai. The LHR Incentive Programme will support the SAF market’s increasing momentum, allowing airlines like Emirates to take advantage of its availability and make it more commercially viable,” Deputy President and Chief Operations Officer Adel Al Redha said.

The airline will account for, track and trace the delivery of SAF at Heathrow as well as its sustainability attributes through robust reporting. In its neat form, SAF can reduce lifecycle carbon emissions by up to 80 percent compared to using conventional jet fuel.

“After our successful collaboration with Emirates to supply SAF to Dubai (DXB) last year, we are pleased to continue our support for their sustainability journey by enabling the airline to decarbonise flights out of the UK. This development also marks further progress in the growth of our global SAF supply network. Our goal is to continue to work with forward-thinking players in the aviation industry, like Emirates and London Heathrow, to make SAF available in more locations around the world,” Raman Ojha, President, Shell Aviation, added.


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