Volga-Dnepr Group, Airbus, Gazprom Neft, Aeroflot Airlines, National Research Center Zhukovsky Institute, Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research Institute of Civil Aviation and S7 Group have signed a declaration to create the Eurasion sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) alliance.
The alliance aims to develop a favourable ecosystem to ramp up SAF production in Russia.
Denis Fisenko, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, said: “From our side, we are taking actions to mitigate a negative environmental impact – initiatives aimed at fuel consumption efficiency, deployment of eco-friendly freighters with lower CO2 emissions, the introduction of GoGreen initiatives and, most importantly, our efforts to increase load factor and guarantee that we transport vital cargoes other than empty space.
“The creation of the Eurasian SAF alliance is another step towards a more sustainable air cargo industry. We believe that only collaboration and joint efforts will help us to overcome the barriers preventing SAF introduction in Russia.”