Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran and Singapore Airlines sign Global SAF Declaration at Singapore Airshow
Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran and Singapore Airlines have signed the Global SAF Declaration at the Singapore Airshow, committing to promote the acceleration of the development, production and consumption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The aviation industry plays a part in achieving the Paris Agreement targets, with SAF being one of the key decarbonization levers in the aviation sector.
The Global SAF Declaration calls on industry partners from the aerospace, aviation, and fuel value chains to jointly work toward the uptake of SAF as an important part of decarbonization with the ambition to ensure a steady ramp-up over the next 10 years.
The declaration is open to all airlines, as well as aviation and aerospace organizations, as a complement to their sustainability commitments. Singapore Airlines is the first airline to sign the declaration.
“All Airbus aircraft are currently certified to fly with 50 percent SAF and this will be increased to 100 percent by 2030,” said Sabine Klauke, chief technical officer for Airbus. “The challenge is to further increase and encourage the uptake of SAF globally as well as incentives and long-term policies that encourage SAF use. The declaration will support exactly that and Airbus is inviting further players in the industry to join the initiative.”
Grazia Vittadini, chief technology and strategy officer with Rolls-Royce, said, “We welcome the opportunity to push for more SAF use by coming together across the value chain. It is important that we combine our efforts and focus into building the momentum required to drive this forward.”
Creation of the Global SAF Declaration was supported by Roland Berger, a leading global consultancy in aerospace sustainability.
Read the full Global SAF Declaration here.