First A319neo flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel
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Toulouse, October 29, 2021 – Airbus, Dassault Aviation, ONERA, the French Ministry of Transport and Safran have launched the first in-flight study of a single-aisle running on unmixed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
During the test flight over the Toulouse region on October 28, a CFM LEAP-1A engine from an Airbus A319neo test aircraft was operating at 100% SAF. The first results of the ground and flight tests are expected in 2022.
Unmixed SAF is supplied by Total Energies. It is made from hydrotreated esters and fatty acids (HEFAs), which mainly consist of used cooking oil, as well as other residual fats. HEFA is composed of paraffinic hydrocarbons and is free from aromatics and sulfur. About 57 tonnes of SAF will be used for the entire test campaign. It is produced in Normandy near Le Havre, France. 100% SAF will also be used for engine compatibility and operability.
studies on the Arrano engine from Safran Helicopters used on the Airbus Helicopters H160, which should start up in 2022.
Airbus, in collaboration with the DLR, is responsible for characterizing and analyzing the impact of 100% SAF on emissions on the ground and in flight. Safran focuses on compatibility studies related to the fuel system and engine adaptation for commercial airplanes and helicopters and their optimization for different types of 100% SAF fuels. Safran will perform ground tests of the LEAP engine with 100% SAF at its Villaroche facility later this year to complete the analysis. ONERA supports Airbus and Safran in analyzing fuel compatibility with aircraft systems and will be in charge of preparing, analyzing and interpreting the results of 100% SAF impact tests on emissions and training. of trails. Dassault Aviation contributes to materials and equipment compatibility studies and checks sensitivity to 100% SAF biocontamination.
The study – known as VOLCAN (FLIGHT with New Alternative Fuels) – contributes to the global decarbonization efforts currently underway in the entire aeronautics sector, and benefits from funding from the France Relance recovery plan, the part of which is dedicated to the decarbonisation of aviation, which is implemented by the DGAC under the supervision of Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, French Minister of Transport. The ultimate objective of the study is to promote the large-scale deployment and use of SAF, as well as the 100% certification of SAF for use in single-aisle commercial aircraft and the new generation of business aircraft. .
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