Airbus has turn into a member of Japan’s “ACT FOR SKY,” a voluntary organisation that works to commercialise, promote, and increase the usage of locally-produced sustainable aviation gasoline (SAF). Airbus will help ACT FOR SKY companions by offering technical data and cooperate on analysis and expertise actions on SAF.
Airbus collectively carried out the nation’s first helicopter flight powered by SAF with native operator Nakanihon Air at Nagoya Airport in mid 2022. Building on this effort, Airbus has additionally been utilizing domestically-produced SAF for helicopter take a look at flights performed at Airbus Helicopters Japan’s Kobe Airport Facility.
Airbus may even transport helicopters or bigger plane elements utilizing Airbus Beluga plane powered with SAF. By coming into ACT FOR SKY, Airbus intends to help the institution of a resilient Japanese provide chain for SAF.
“We are delighted to have joined ACT FOR SKY. At Airbus we’re dedicated to supporting SAF as a significant lever within the discount of CO2 emissions as a part of the aviation trade decarbonisation roadmap to web zero CO2 emissions by 2050,” stated Stéphane Ginoux, Senior Vice President, Head of North Asia area for Airbus and President of Airbus Japan.
“All Airbus aircraft, including military aircraft and helicopters, can already fly with a 50% SAF blend. We aim to make our entire product portfolio capable of flying with 100% SAF by 2030, acting as a catalyst to ready the ecosystem for a 10% global uptake by 2030.”
ACT FOR SKY with “ACT” representing the cooperation and collaboration by main Japanese firms dedicated to take “action” for targets – goals to lift consciousness amongst residents and corporations of the significance of SAF, carbon neutrality and reaching a round financial system. Initially established by 16 Japanese firms in March 2022, ACT FOR SKY now consists of 31 firms together with Airbus.