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Airbus will supply Qantas with 500 million liters of SAF fuel per year

As part of the agreements with Airbus and Boeing to purchase 12 aircraft each from each manufacturer, Australian airline Qantas is securing access to up to 500 million liters of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) per year, which is expected to flow in 2028. It has the potential to achieve up to 90% of the Group’s preliminary 2030 SAF target.

As a direct alternative to conventional kerosene, SAF reduces CO2 emissions over the life cycle by up to 80% and is an important part of Qantas’ emissions reduction plan.

Access to these supplies is made possible through a partnership with Boeing and Airbus on SAF projects, including in the United States. Qantas expects to purchase the SAF at competitive prices due to supportive government policies in the United States.

While these agreements support the Group’s interim goals, Access to an Australian SAF industry is critical to achieving the industry’s broader commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. Qantas has previously announced a $400 million climate fund to invest in similar projects on the ground to help launch a national SAF industry in Australia.

“These agreements give Qantas Group access to sustainable aviation fuel supplies from the United States and make us one of the first airlines in the world to have a path towards achieving our 2030 SAF targets,” said Vanessa Hudson, Company CEO.

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