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    Virgin Atlantic To Fly From Heathrow To JFK Using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    Air travel accounts for about 2% of global carbon emissions but that figure is expected to increase as the airline industry continues to recover from the drop in the number of people flying during the Covid pandemic. Reducing emissions from commercial aircraft is considered a vital part of lowering total emissions from the travel sector. Operating airplanes on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is considered one of the best ways to make that happen. Another way is to electrify commercial air travel, but crossing continents or oceans in electric aircraft is something that is a long way in the future, unless some startling breakthroughs take place.

    On November 28, 2023, Virgin Atlantic will fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner 3,500 miles from Heathrow to JFK using 60 tons of 100% sustainable aviation fuel — a first for the airline industry. The company didn’t just decide to do this. First…

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