100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel Transatlantic Flight Competition Briefing

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14.00 - 15.00



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The Department for Transport (DfT), in partnership with Innovate UK, has launched
Net zero transatlantic flight fund, a new competition to deliver the world’s first net zero Transatlantic flight on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Webinar recording and slides are now available

Find the slides here.
Find the Q&A here.


You are invited to join a virtual briefing on Friday 20th May hosted by Innovate UK KTN to find out more about the competition with an opportunity for you to ask questions.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the ambitious challenge to industry during his recent visit to the US. The pioneering test flight will be supported by up to £1m of competition funding and will further understanding of operating commercial flights using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The new initiative has come out of the Jet Zero Council, a partnership between industry and government which aims to drive the ambitious delivery of new technologies and innovative ways to cut aviation emissions. A UK sustainable aviation fuel industry could support up to 5,200 UK jobs directly, as well as a further 13,600 through global exports – helping to level up the UK and boost the economy. The industry estimates its annual turnover could reach £2.3bn by 2040. This competition is an important part of plans to reduce emissions from aviation to net zero.


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