Embraer and P&W complete 100% SAF flight testing of GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft

©Embraer and Pratt & Whitney have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% SAF

Embraer and Pratt & Whitney have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test, with one engine running on 100% SAF, validated that GTF engines and the E-Jets E2 family can fly on both engines with blends of up to 100% SAF without any compromise to safety or performance. The aircraft completed two days of ground tests at Fort Lauderdale International Airport, culminating in a 70-minute flight test at Vero Beach Regional Airport in Florida.

All Pratt & Whitney engines and Embraer aircraft are currently certified to operate with SAF blended up to 50% with standard Jet A/A1 kerosene, according to ASTM International specifications. Future specifications will enable blends of up to 100% SAF to maximise the emissions reduction potential of using fuel derived from sustainable, non-fossil-based feed stocks. 

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