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Braathens Flies ATR 72-600 with 100% SAF in Both Engines

By Amit - June 23, 2022

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(22 June 2022, 11:13 +07)
 
On Tuesday, Braathens Regional Airlines, ATR
and Neste, a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplier,
collaborated to enable the first 100% SAF-powered test flight
on a commercial regional aircraft.

When used in neat form Neste MY
Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions over
its life cycle by up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel use.

The historic test flight took place in Sweden and
is part of the 100% SAF certification
process of ATR aircraft that started in September 2021 in
cooperation with Braathens and Neste and should be completed by
2025.

Braathens, ATR and Neste worked together to fly an ATR 72-600 with SAF in both engines.

It has been the latest in a series of successful ground and
flight tests on the ATR 72-600 prototype aircraft performed at the
beginning of 2022, including flights with 100% SAF in one engine,
and today it was the first time it was done with 100% SAF in two
engines.

“Today is a
historic day for aviation,” said ATR CEO, Stefano Bortoli on
Tuesday. “After more than a century of commercial
flights powered by kerosene, we are at the dawn of a new era. In
recent months, we carried out a series of successful flights with
sustainable fuel in one engine. We now decided it was time to
perform the first test flight with 100% SAF in both engines. This
helps us to certify our aircraft to fly solely on sustainable
fuels faster and to enable more sustainable connections as a
result. The flight represents a true milestone for the entire
aviation industry as it shows that this technology works and can
be promptly adopted by many in our industry to speed up the
transition to low emission aviation.”

Chief ATR pilot Cyril Cizabuiroz, Jean-Pierre
Marre, co-pilot, and Pascal Daussin, Flight Test Mechanic, flew
the Braathens’ aircraft from Malmo a coastal city in southern
Sweden to Bromma near Stockholm, which took around 1 hour and 20
minutes.

The results of the test flight will now be
thoroughly analysed.

“SAF plays a key role in achieving aviation’s
emission reduction goals,” said Jonathan Wood, Neste’s Vice
President Europe, Renewable Aviation. “When used in neat form, at
100% concentration as on this test flight, Neste MY Sustainable
Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions over its life cycle
by up to 80% compared to fossil jet fuel use, and provides
additionally non-CO2 benefits through significantly reduced
particulate emissions, among others. As a drop-in fuel, it can be
used in existing aircraft engines and is compatible with current
airport fuel infrastructure. Test flights like this show it is
possible to safely fly on 100% SAF and help accelerate the
adoption of SAF in aviation.”

Achieving this milestone was also made possible by
Swedavia enabling the SAF to be uplifted to the ATR aircraft at
Malmo airport and Pratt & Whitney, closely working together with
ATR and Braathens in the preparations of this milestone flight.

Tuesday’s flight is proof that speeding up the
transition to net zero carbon emissions can only be achieved when
all stakeholders within aviation work closely together. It is a
milestone not just for Sweden but globally showing that the
technology is available and has significant benefits to aviation,
now and in the future.

Per G Braathen, Chairman of Braathens Regional
Airlines, said, “As a leading Swedish domestic airline our
sustainability focus started long before any other airline, and
this milestone is one of the main pillars and represents a real
innovation for the industry. It proved that 100% SAF is the most
immediate and effective option we have to reduce CO2 emissions and
move faster to a decarbonized industry.”

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