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Pratt & Whitney and Embraer Join Forces to Test 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Mahua Special Editor

To assist the aviation industry’s ambitious environmental ambitions, including the aim of zero CO2 emissions by 2050, Pratt & Whitney and Embraer have collaborated on this endeavour. By minimizing the need for fossil fuels, SAFs can help decarbonize air travel together with initiatives to improve aircraft and engine performance.

Utilized cooking oil or municipal solid waste may be used to produce SAFs, which can lower CO2 emissions by up to 80% when compared to jet fuel made from fossil fuels. As a result of ASTM International’s technical requirements, airplanes can now run on SAF blends of up to 50% kerosene. New standards will be developed to certify operation with 100% SAF.

P&W has been involved in SAF testing and certification for nearly two decades. ” As part of their 2050 net-zero emissions commitment, Pratt & Whitney will continue to support 100 percent SAF flight tests for key customers, including cooperating with Embraer to test the E-Jets E2 aircraft on 100 percent SAF. Achieving net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 is a goal that our company is committed to supporting, and we will ensure that our engines are ready for use with 100% SAF. “

Powered by Pratt & Whitney GTFTM engines, the Embraer E195-E2 uses less fuel and emits less CO2 per seat than the E195. Other Embraer aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney include the Phenom 300 and 100 series executive jets and the C-390 Millennium military transport aircraft.

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