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United Airlines Operates First Flight Powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Published 11-01-21

Submitted by United Airlines

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United was the first airline in the world to operate a flight powered by 100% drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

One engine was powered with 100% SAF and the other had traditional jet fuel. This particular SAF can provide an estimated 75% reduction in lifecycle CO2 emissions, bringing us one step closer to making 100% green — carbon-neutral-aviation — the norm. CC: BoeingGE AviationCFM International (CFM)Marathon Petroleum CorporationWorld Energy, LLC

This is one giant leap for aviation (and mankind ;) ). SAF is one of the fastest and most effective ways we’ll meet our goal of being 100% green, carbon neutral, without relying on carbon offsets. Learn more:

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