Virgin Atlantic’s inaugural 100% sustainable aviation fuel-powered flight, due to take off from London Heathrow to New York JFK today, marks a milestone for the first commercial airliner to complete a transatlantic flight using 100% SAF. Partly funded by the UK Department for Transport, Flight100 – operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner using Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines – marks what Virgin Atlantic describes as the ‘culmination of a year of radical collaboration, to demonstrate the capability of SAF as a safe drop-in replacement for fossil derived jet fuel’. Although normally only mandated for blends of up to 50% (alongside conventional

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