By CURT EPSTEIN • Senior Editor

As the aviation industry works towards a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is viewed as one of the key enablers. GE Aerospace noted that, since 2016, it has tested 10 different engines produced by it and its joint ventures on 100 percent SAF.

The most recent test came last month when one of the four Engine Alliance GP7200 powerplants on an Emirates A380 ran on pure SAF during a demonstration flight from Dubai, while conventional jet fuel was used in the other three engines. Last year, the engine manufacturer validated the use of 100 percent SAF on its Passport engine, which powers Bombardier’s flagship Global 7500, and the HondaJet’s GE Honda Aero Engines HF120.