Pratt & Whitney and Embraer have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100 per cent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The test, with one engine running on 100 per cent SAF, validated that GTF engines and the EJets E2 family can fly on both engines with blends of up to 100 per cent 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 per cent with standard Jet A/A1 kerosene, according to ASTM International specifications. Future specifications will enable blends of up to 100 per cent SAF to maximise the emissions reduction potential of using fuel derived from sustainable, non-fossil-based feedstocks.