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BA flight to New York powered by sustainable aviation fuel blend


Global aviation logistics specialist, Menzies Aviation, supported British Airways’ first transatlantic flight to the US following the lifting of restrictions by fuelling flight BA001 with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The British Airways A350 flight from Heathrow was directly powered by a 35% blend of SAF, made from used cooking oil. It is believed to be the first commercial transatlantic flight to be operated with such a significant level of SAF blended with traditional jet fuel.

BA001, the flight number previously reserved for Concorde, departed from London in a synchronised take-off with Virgin Atlantic’s VS3 flight on November 8 as the US lifted restrictions that had been imposed on travellers from the UK for more than 18 months. Both flights were bound for New York, JFK.

Menzies Aviation is the world’s largest independent provider of aviation fuelling services, providing fuel storage management and into-plane fuelling services on four continents.

Morven McCrindle, Menzies’ executive vice president for fuels, said: “We are on a journey to be carbon neutral by 2033 and, with aviation playing a vital role in addressing climate change, we are committed to decarbonising and partnering with our customers through the transition.”

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