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  • Writer's pictureRon Kotrba

Air Canada powers 4 flights with SAF on Earth Day

Photo: Air Canada

Air Canada powered four commercial flights departing from San Francisco April 22 to its major hubs in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal with sustainable aviation fuel to commemorate Earth Day. The fuel was sourced from Neste Corp. According to Air Canada, these four flights alone allowed the airline to reduce emissions by approximately 39 metric tons of CO2e.

“Today we reaffirm our strong, ongoing commitment to sustainable aviation and reaching net-zero GHG emissions by 2050,” said Teresa Ehman, senior director of environmental affairs at Air Canada. “Air Canada has been involved in the advancement and development of sustainable aviation fuel for a decade and we are proud to continue to lead the way in Canada when it comes to aviation climate action. SAF is the main avenue by which Air Canada and the aviation industry as a whole will reduce their GHG emissions, as the industry continues to develop other aircraft technologies such as electric, hybrid or hydrogen aircraft at scale in a commercially meaningful way. The road to decarbonizing aviation requires a collective effort and is why Air Canada actively works with government, producers, and aviation stakeholders to accelerate and develop a commercial production of SAF in Canada. Because SAF will play an important role in decarbonizing the industry, we welcome corporate Canada to join our Leave Less Travel Program to increase the market demand for SAF in Canada as well as to reduce the environmental impacts of their business travel.”

With Air Canada's Leave Less Travel Program, corporate customers can purchase SAF, carbon offsets or a combination of both to offset or reduce GHG emissions related to business travel and reduce their carbon footprint.



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