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Summit of the Americas: Aeromexico, Boeing, and IATA promote the use of SAF



Within the framework of the ninth Summit of the Americas, which takes place in Los Angeles, Aeromexico joined the initiative led by Boeing and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to promote the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF, for its acronym in English).


On June 5, one day before the start of the meeting of heads of state, the Mexican airline loaded 6,500 liters of SAF on the Boeing 787-8 that operated flight AM647, between Los Angeles (LAX) and Mexico City (MEX). According to the company, the sustainable fuel prevented the emission of 3.7 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.


In 2010, Aeromexico became the first Latin American airline to use sustainable fuel for long-haul flights. It is currently part of the Clean Skies for Tomorrow initiative of the World Economic Forum, which states that it has the objective of achieving that 10% of all the fuel demanded by aviation is SAF in 2030.


This aspect is particularly relevant. Although research, development, and production have increased in recent years, there is no large-scale availability. The use of sustainable fuels is still incipient. However, production is expected to multiply in the coming years and contribute to lower costs for operators.


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