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  • Writer's pictureRon Kotrba

Malaysia Airlines to power its 1st passenger flight with sustainable aviation fuel June 5

Malaysia Airlines will operate its first passenger flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and back June 5, in conjunction with World Environment Day.

“These flights reaffirm the national airline’s commitment to a Sustainable Tomorrow and mark significant progress towards achieving a cleaner, more viable fuel source for regular flights by 2025,” the airline stated.

The dedicated SAF-powered flights will be operated on the Boeing 737-800 aircraft, using a blend of approximately 38 percent SAF and conventional jet fuel.

Compared to conventional fossil jet fuel, this sustainable fuel option—made from 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw materials such as cooking oil—can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The airline powered its inaugural SAF flight in December, which did not carry paying commercial passengers.

The data logged during the December flight was processed and analyzed to help the operations team better understand the opportunities to operate more sustainable flights.

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