Airbus delivered Delta’s 50th A320 Family
aircraft by using sustainable jet fuel blends.
The landmark aircraft was an A321, Airbus’
longest-fuselage version in its A320 product line, and the first
of 20 for the U.S.-based airline.
Airbus offers this as an option to airlines and as part of its strategy to promote a
more regular use of sustainable fuels within the aviation
In the longer term, Airbus says that it also envisions
supporting industrial production of sustainable fuels for aviation
in the southeastern U.S. – the broad geographical region in which
the Mobile, Alabama production facility for A320 Family jetliners
Delta Air Lines is the second U.S customer to have
its aircraft delivered by Airbus from the Mobile final assembly
line using sustainable fuel blends. The initial was JetBlue
Airways, which received an A321 loaded with 15% sustainable jet
fuel in September 2018.
The fuel for Delta Air Lines’ 50th A320
Family aircraft delivered from Mobile was supplied by Air BP and
loaded into the jetliner by Signature Flight Support (Airbus’
fuelling services provider in Mobile).
The fuel is certified
compliant with the sustainability requirements of the European
Union Renewable Energy Directive and the International
Sustainability & Carbon Certification.
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