The National News : Airbus fait voler le premier A380 propulsé par un carburant durable

Airbus has performed a first A380 flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). A. Doumenjou / Master Films / Airbus SAS

L’augmentation de l’utilisation de carburant d’aviation durable est essentielle pour atteindre l’objectif de zéro émission nette de carbone de l’industrie d’ici 2050.

Airbus flew the first A380 flight powered by 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) last week, which the industry sees as a way of making flying more environmentally friendly before the introduction of hybrid, electric or hydrogen aircraft.

The four-engined Airbus A380 test aircraft MSN 1 took off from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse, France at 8.43am on March 25, the European planemaker said in a statement. The flight lasted about three hours, operating one Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine entirely on SAF.

« Increasing the use of SAF remains a key pathway to achieving the industry’s ambition of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, » Airbus said. LINK TO ARTICLE