The 100% SAF-powered flight was operated on Tuesday 28 November between London’s Heathrow Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Kuehne + Nagel secured the available cargo space on the SAF-powered flight and utilised the corresponding amount of SAF for the transported goods.
Yngve Ruud, Member of the Management Board of Kuehne + Nagel responsible for Air Logistics, says, “This is a historic moment in our collective journey towards sustainable aviation and we are very proud to represent the air cargo industry on the world's first 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel transatlantic flight by a commercial airline. It is an honour to support this Virgin Atlantic led consortium, pushing the boundaries of decarbonisation in aviation.”
The SAF used to power the two Rolls-Royce 1000 engines on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was produced by Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids and Synthetic Aromatic Kerosine at an 88% SAF and 12% SAK blend ratio.