Singapore Airlines joins Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group
Singapore Airlines has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group.
The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG) was established in 2008 and aims to speed up the development and commercialisation of sustainable aviation bio-fuels, the group's website said.
Singapore Airlines’ executive vice-president human resources and operations Ng Chin Hwee said the airline had a longstanding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while improving the efficiency of operations.
He said it would take time to research and develop alternative fuels that both met the safety requirements of civil aviation and were commercially viable.
“But through SAFUG, which brings together both airlines and aircraft manufacturers, we hope to be one step closer.”
The average age of Singapore Airlines’ passenger fleet was six years and four months as of September 1, the company said.
It said it was an early adopter of technology, and said it was the first airline to operate the Airbus A380, which was fuel-efficient, the airline said.
The company said some of its other environmentally friendly initiatives included maintenance programmes for both airframes and engines, fuel-efficient route planning where possible, “green flights” across Asia and the Pacific under the Asia and Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (ASPIRE) programme and weight reduction initiatives such as lightweight crockery and galley service equipment