During the Williamtown Air Show in Australia, the Roulettes, the Royal Australian Air Force’s aerobatic display team, performed a first public display using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. This is an important first step for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as it looks at how it can reduce its environmental impact by using more sustainable fuel to cut its carbon emissions.
The Neste-produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) used for this flight was supplied to the ADF by Viva Energy, an Australian energy company and the ADF’s strategic fuel partner, in cooperation with Neste and Vitol, a leading global energy and commodities company. The SAF was blended with conventional jet fuel at a 30% ratio before use, meeting current jet fuel specifications.
The Roulettes performed the display using SAF on their Pilatus PC-21 aircraft, one of the most advanced military training aircraft in the world.
The Williamtown Air Show is held at the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown, north of Sydney in Australia, and gives visitors an insight into the base, people, aircraft and military capabilities of the Australian Defence Force and the aviation sector.
SAF is a renewable aviation fuel providing a more sustainable alternative to conventional, fossil-based jet fuel.
Using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%* over the fuel’s life cycle, compared to using conventional jet fuel. Neste’s SAF is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. SAF is blended with conventional jet fuel before use and works seamlessly with existing aircraft engines and fueling infrastructure.