Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has for the first time used Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ for several cargo flights in November and December this year.
The sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is supplied by Neste at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
The Japanese all-cargo carrier is making consistent efforts to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, including the use of sustainable aviation fuel, which has been widely acknowledged as a key element in helping to achieve aviation’s emission reduction goals globally.
“NCA is eagerly implementing various fuel saving activities to reduce CO2 emissions, and among them using SAF is considered one of the most effective measures to reduce these emissions,” said Hitoshi Watanabe, vice president and general manager, corporate planning at NCA.”
NCA aims to expand business activities with Neste to increase the number of flights with SAF and to source the alternative fuel at all of its international destinations.
“As the world’s leading producer of SAF, Neste is working together with companies in the air cargo sector to help them reduce the air transport related emissions,” said Sami Jauhiainen, vice president for APAC, renewable aviation at Neste.
“Our increased SAF production capacity of 1.5 million tonnes per annum by the end of 2023 positions us well to support the growing international SAF demand from airlines like NCA.”