When the rescue helicopter flew on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), it was a breakthrough in international aviation. A German non-profit organization, ADAC Luftrettung, used Biofuel, a SAF, to refuel Airbus H145 rescue helicopter. Global Emission Report says that Aviation industry produces a large amount of Carbon Emission, especially the Passenger Aviation Sector.
Why use H145 as Systainable Aviation Fuel
The biofuel fueling, H145, preferred by the aviation industry, enables substantial reduction in CO2 emissions. This sustainable second generation biofuel, produced from waste in the food industry, uses vegetable oils and fats as raw materials.
Hence, the rescue Airbus, that flies more than 3 million kilometers annually for rescue missions, will now have reduction of 33% of the CO2 emissions. Which means there will be a 6,000 ton reduction of CO2 Emission.
At present, Biofuel is licensed for use in a combination of upto 50% along with traditional Kerosene of the JET-A1. Now ADAC and Engine Manufacturers Safran Helicopter Engines endeavour on their shared ambition of SAF utilization of upto 100%.
Dr. Andrea David, CEO of the non-profit ADAC Foundation, stated that, “for us, the Sustainable Aviation Fuel pilot assignment is a first massive step on the way to a climate-neutral ADAC Foundation and air rescue service, and our contribution as a non-profit organization to reaching the local weather safety desires of Germany and Europe.”
“We choose to be a pioneer in decreasing CO2 in emergency scientific offerings with environmentally pleasant kerosene. This potential we should additionally improve air rescue technologically so that the use of SAF is future-proof in the longer term. To gain this, we have sturdy companions at our side,” said Frédéric Bruder. “Importantly, SAF is a formally permitted fuel, whose capacity that flight and affected person protection stay at the easiest level.”
The endeavour for utilizing 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel is a welcome change as Aviation accounts for around 2.5% of global CO2 emissions.