Airbus starts Hamburg deliveries with SAF
Airbus is expanding its SAF operations, now including aircraft deliveries from its site in Hamburg, Germany. Air Transat took delivery of two brand new A321LR on lease from AerCap. Both used a 10% SAF blend to fly the aircraft from Hamburg to Montreal, Canada.
This commercial delivery is another milestone that underlines Airbus’ continuing commitment to minimizing air transportation’s environmental impact—which includes becoming the first aircraft manufacturer offering customers the option of receiving new jetliners with sustainable fuel in their tanks. Such delivery flights have been available since 2016, starting from the Airbus headquarters production facility in Toulouse, France, followed by Mobile, Alabama, USA.
Airbus offers this option as part of its strategy to promote the more regular use of sustainable fuels within the aviation industry. The fuel for Air Transat’s A321LR aircraft delivered from Hamburg was supplied by Air bp and produced by Neste.