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News: Gulfstream's G650 Model Flies On 100% SAF

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  1. 100% SAF Powered Flight For Gulfstream G650
    The Gulfstream G650/ER model has been out of the news for a while but it is now back in the spotlight thanks to an amazing achievement which presses the aircraft forward on the sustainability front. Gulfstream can now attest that it has flown a G650 model on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Normally, jets that use SAF use it as a blend with traditional fuel -usually 50/50 ratio mix-. The aircraft is still utilizing the same BR725 powerplants by Rolls Royce.
  2. The test happened on Friday involving a near 2.5-hour flight. The Rolls Royce engines used SAF consisting of a blend of fuels supplied by World Fuel in Paramount, California, and Virent in Wisconsin. In the case of the former, the fuel was derived from waste fats and plant oils using the hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) process, while the latter was synthesized from plant-based sugars using the synthesized aromatic kerosine (SAK) production pathway. "At Gulfstream, leading our industry closer to decarbonization is a long-standing priority, and testing, evaluating, and promoting new developments in SAF takes us another step closer to that goal," said company president Mark Burns. "We are grateful for our partnership with Rolls-Royce to be able to demonstrate yet another milestone in these efforts." The test makes Gulfstream the first business jet airframer to fly one of its jets on 100% SAF.

    For more information:

    Gulfstream Aerospace
    500 Gulfstream Road
    Savannah, GA 31407
    www.gulfstream.com

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