In a spectacular proof of concept, Virgin Atlantic has flown the world’s first commercial flight – from London to New York – powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) derived from waste fats and plant sugars.
At a time when standards dictate a maximum of 50 per cent SAF blend, will Virgin Atlantic’s argument of “If you make it, we’ll fly it” spur further action from industry and governments?
Jake and Adam discuss the implications of the flight and how it could be a major step on the road to net zero.
Plus, Mildura Airport repairs its runway almost as fast as the lightning that struck it, Virgin boosts its 737 MAX 8 order, Airservices reveals why there’s no “magic number” for ATC staffing, and do Australian air passengers need a “bill of rights”?
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