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IATA Asks EU to Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel Transition

IATA has asked the European Union to support aviations energy transition to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as part of the blocs Green Deal, being launched today.

Since SAF was first certified as ready for use in commercial operations in 2009, over 215,000 flights have taken off using some blend of this low carbon fuel.

IATA believes that achieving 2% of global jet fuel from non-fossil sources by 2025 could create a tipping point for production and cost of SAF. The 14 production facilities currently operating, under construction or in the final stages of financing and planning take the industry a long way towards the 2% goal. But more progress is needed.

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Aviation has high hopes for the European Commissions Green Deal. We want to be part of Europes building of a new energy economy and we will do everything we can to make sustainable aviation fuels a priority for aviation in Europe and around the world, said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA's Director General and CEO. Taxes are a politicians way out. They are easy to put in place and make it look like action is being taken. It requires more time and more effort to put in place a package of measures that can actually reduce emissions in the long-term. But if designed correctly, they will advance sustainability much more than a blunt tax ever could.

The role of governments in energy transition has been mapped in the successful development of solar and wind solutions for power generation. Aviation should be the priority for sustainable liquid fuels.

Electrification of road vehicles is tried, tested, scalable and on the market today. Aviation should be a policy priority because it does not have a near-term electrification option, said de Juniac.

Traditional energy suppliers must also prioritize investment in SAF.

The major oil companies have the expertise, the distribution networks and importantly the financial power to make a real difference. I call on them to make this an absolute priority, helping to underpin global connectivity for future generations by making sustainable aviation fuels a commercial reality, said de Juniac.

SAF is a critical component of aviations long-term efforts to cut its emissions to half 2005 levels by 2050. The industrys strategy to achieve this also includes significant investment in new technology aircraft, research into electric and hybrid propulsion, programs to improve operational efficiency, and the worlds first global sectoral climate mechanism, CORSIA.

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