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The Aviation Sector Supports SAF’s Decarbonisation Initiative

The aviation industry's quest for sustainability reached a significant milestone at the third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) in Dubai. While there were no telltale smoke signals, this meeting sparked a resounding consensus: sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is the linchpin for decarbonizing air travel. 


ICAO, the UN agency overseeing aviation, garnered attention by charting a global vision for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This ambitious goal aligns with the UN Paris Agreement's aim to limit global temperature rises. CAAF/3 emerged as the platform to propel SAF from concept to reality. 


The framework crafted at CAAF/3 advocates for a monumental shift toward SAF industries, urging oil giants to step up and financiers to back this green transition. However, transitioning the entire aviation sector away from fossil fuels demands substantial investments. The key? Governmental policy support attracting investors' confidence and assured returns on SAF transition. 


Despite this milestone, more strides are needed. The industry needs definitive legislative mandates and stable incentives to drive investment. This demand signals governments to craft policies supporting this eco-conscious shift.  


The emphasis remains on SAF's carbon intensity, highlighting its efficiency in emission reduction a crucial facet to achieving the 2050 net-zero goal. It's not just about fuel change; it's about transforming the very essence of aviation, shaping a sustainable future for all. 


Yet, the aviation industry appeals to energy majors for more concerted efforts toward SAF. While some oil giants voice intentions to lead the charge, there's a call for action beyond words expanding commitments to second and third-generation alternative fuels, essential for meeting the lofty 2050 targets. 


The path is set, and the signal is clear that SAF is the gateway to a greener aviation future, demanding a collective commitment from all stakeholders to make flying sustainable and eco-friendly.

In the wake of the third ICAO Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels (CAAF/3) and the resounding consensus on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) as the linchpin for decarbonising air travel, Brookfield Aviation International is thrilled with this new initiative. As a staunch advocate for sustainable practices in aviation, we recognise the monumental shift towards SAF, and the ambitious net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050.

This aligns with our commitment to foster eco-friendly aviation solutions. The path to a greener aviation future is set, and we eagerly support and encourage collective efforts from all stakeholders to make flying more sustainable and environmentally friendly.


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