Pratt & Whitney
We have been talking about it for a decade or more, but price and availability remain barriers for a sustainable aviation fuel breakthrough. What will it take for SAF to become mainstream. Our expert panel debates the key challenges for airlines, fuel companies, airports, engine manufacturers and regulators in transforming SAF from novelty to necessity. And what of the fuel itself? Is it as green as it is painted? Is it the best means to wean the industry from its carbon dependency?
Recent years have seen a flurry of initiatives to develop alternative power sources for aviation, from batteries to hydrogen. However, how realistic is a technological breakthrough that will herald a future generation of engines that do not use carbon-based fuel? Some believe a propulsion revolution is possible as soon as the next decade; others that evolution of current jet turbine technology is the most likely solution to cutting the industry’s carbon footprint. Our panel of experts will debate the likely course forward.