French regional airline to power all its flights from Amsterdam with blended SAF
Neste and Amelia, a French regional airline, have closed an agreement for the supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™.
Amelia has been using SAF for all its flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since Jan. 1.
This collaboration contributes to Amelia’s strategy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions of its operations, enabling the airline to use nearly 5 percent SAF as part of its total yearly fuel consumption.
This is already considerably more than the 2 percent SAF usage mandated from 2025 onwards as part of the European Union’s ReFuelEU aviation regulation.
The regular service connecting Amsterdam to Strasbourg, France, a route that Amelia has been operating since 2022, will be the first route to exclusively benefit from SAF.
“We are delighted about this new partnership with Neste,” said Alain Regourd, president of Amelia by Regourd Aviation. “Their solution is a perfect fit with our Embraer and Airbus fleet, which can already fly on up to 50 percent sustainable aviation fuel. We are looking forward to further expanding our use of sustainable fuels and carry on our path to lower carbon emissions.”
Alexander Kueper with Neste added, “Decarbonizing aviation is more important than ever, and we are proud to support Amelia in reducing its environmental footprint. Using Neste My Sustainable Aviation Fuel for all flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol enables Amelia to substantially reduce greenhouse-gas emissions of its aircraft operations. We look forward to continuing to work together.”
Adrien Chabot, head of innovation and sustainability at Amelia, said, “The use of sustainable aviation fuel is a major pillar of Amelia’s decarbonization strategy, complementing the company’s other development axes. Its use before the upcoming regulation embodies Amelia’s willingness and commitment to accelerate towards a more sustainable regional aviation.”
Neste’s SAF is made from sustainably sourced, 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste.
SAF is blended with conventional jet fuel before use and works seamlessly with existing aircraft engines and fueling infrastructure.