Honeywell Aerospace has received its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel which will support development and production testing of auxiliary power units (APUs) and propulsion engines at the company’s Phoenix site, along with testing of fielded units from Honeywell’s repair and overhaul facility.
Developed by World Energy in California using Honeywell’s UOP Ecofining™ technology and distributed by World Fuel Services, the SAF is produced by converting readily available renewable materials such as hydrotreated esters and fatty acids (HEFA). SAF can be combined with conventional jet fuel to power aircraft in blends of up to 50% with petroleum-based jet fuel. Blended SAF requires no changes to engine or aircraft fuel systems or fuel infrastructure. Honeywell also has plans to test other SAF blends and to run engines and APUs on 100% SAF in the future.
“At Honeywell, we see SAF as a logical path to decarbonize the aviation industry and we consider our facilities as laboratories for sustainable innovation,” said Dave Marinick, president of Engines and Power Systems, Honeywell Aerospace. “Honeywell has a wide variety of ready-now solutions to help create a more sustainable future for the aviation sector, and we are proud to make this progress on our sustainability commitments in our propulsion and power systems portfolio. Running our engines and APUs on SAF is a further demonstration of our commitment to our customers to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint.”