Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and Lower Carbon Aviation Fuel (LCAF) are of crucial importance to unlock a sustainable future for aviation and contribute to ICAO’s goals on climate change. However, there are challenges to increase SAF /LCAF use, for example the current price gap with conventional fuels. This highlights the need for effective policies to enable further use of SAF/LCAF.
To contribute to this discussion, this meeting of the ICF addressed the current industry achievements on SAF/LCAF, and its expectations for the future, including the expectations from the next ICAO Assembly. The objective is to allow Industry to provide inputs to the Council, facilitating the definition of an ICAO strategic vision for SAF/LCAF.
The speakers in session 1 were:
Mr. Chris Raymond, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Boeing Company
Mr. Eric Dalbies, Senior Executive Vice President R&T and Innovation, Safran
Mr. Sookeun Lee, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Korean Air
Mr. Ahmed Al Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer, Aramco
Mr. Josu Jon Imaz, Chief Executive Officer, Repsol
Mr. John Holland-Kaye, Chief Executive Officer, London Heathrow International Airport
Mrs. Nancy Young moderated this session.