Dassault Aviation Rolls Out SAF Program At Little Rock Plant

All company jets will use sustainable blends when operating from the facility.

Dassault Aviation is using SAF to fuel Falcon jets at its plant in Little Rock, Arkansas. [Courtesy: Dassault Aviation]

Dassault Aviation said it will use sustainable aviation fuel, or SAF, in all of its aircraft making customer acceptance or departure flights from the company's completion facility in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The commitment to SAF use is part of Dassault's plan to reduce its carbon footprint. Under the program the company is fueling all of its aircraft with SAF blends whether they are conducting business, transport, or support flights.

SAF, when used in its concentrated form, can cut carbon emissions by 80 to 90 percent compared with conventional jet fuel, Dassault said. All of the company's Falcon models are certified to use blends of up to 50 percent SAF.

Dassault said its new Falcon 10X, an ultralong-range jet, will be able to use a 100 percent SAF blend when it enters service.

Dassault's Little Rock plant receives SAF from producer Neste and supplier Avfuel Corp.

Jonathan Welsh is a private pilot who worked as a reporter, editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal for 21 years, mostly covering the auto industry. His passion for aviation began in childhood with balsa-wood gliders his aunt would buy for him at the corner store. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @JonathanWelsh4

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