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Engine that powers the Embraer KC-390 and A320 completes test with sustainable fuel

International Aero Engines (IAE) announced that it has successfully tested the V2500 engine on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at MTU Maintenance Hannover, Germany. IAE is a multinational consortium comprised of Pratt & Whitney, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation, and MTU Aero Engines. The V2500 engine currently powers part of Airbus’ A319ceo, A320ceo, and A321ceo aircraft, and exclusively the Embraer KC-390 Millenium. “This 100% SAF test demonstrates that V2500 engines can continue to contribute to making aviation more sustainable for decades to come”, said Kim Kinsley, president of IAE AG and vice president of Mature Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. “With nearly 3,000 aircraft with V2500 engines in service today, IAE recognizes our important role in supporting the industry’s goal of achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. We anticipate that the majority of our eight IAE company workshops will be prepared to use SAF in its operations in the coming years.” The V2500 engine test was carried out with 100% Hydroprocessed Esters and Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene Fatty Acid (HEFA-SPK) fuel, supplied by Neste. HEFA-SPK is produced by hydrotreating renewable feedstocks, such as waste oils or fats, into an aviation turbine fuel and is a prominent sustainable alternative to conventional jet fuels. Pratt & Whitney continues to collaborate closely with the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) and ASTM International to achieve the goal of developing future specifications for 100% SAF. – https://aeroin.net/motor-que-equipa-o-embraer-kc-390-e-o-a320-conclui-teste-com-combustivel-sustentavel/