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.