Embraer and Honeywell have successfully tested Honeywell’s HTF7500 turbofan engine on Embraer’s Praetor 600 aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This is the first time that 100% SAF has been flown in Honeywell’s business jet engines.
The test, with one engine using 100% SAF and the other using traditional jet fuel, was performed at the Embraer campus in Melbourne, Florida. It demonstrated that the HTF7500 engine running on 100% SAF performed just as flawlessly as when running on traditional jet fuel.
“We are pleased to be creating a more sustainable future for aviation with industry leaders like Embraer,” said Dave Marinick, president, Engines and Power Systems, Honeywell Aerospace. “This testing milestone with our engine demonstrates the viability of SAF for Embraer and the overall aviation industry, as they work to meet carbon reduction commitments.”
Honeywell’s HTF7500 engine powers both the Embraer Praetor 600 and Praetor 500 aircraft models. The engine is known for its dispatch reliability, low noise levels, and fuel efficiency.