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Bell to use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel for training


March 24, 2021
By Naomi Szeben


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Bell Textron Inc., announced it will begin incorporating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into all Bell Training Academy (BTA) and customer demonstration fleet aircraft.

Bell claims it will be the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from global aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation. All twenty Bell-operated demonstration and training fleet aircraft will begin using sustainable aviation fuel starting March 25.

Aside from SAF integration, Bell is exploring other ways to diminish fuel consumption by testing electrically powered technology in new vehicles like the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport and the Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque demonstrator. Bell continues to support the aviation industry in its objective to achieve carbon neutral growth and reduce CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2050.

“As the industry moves toward a greener future, Bell’s decision to introduce SAF in our training and demonstration aircraft is a reflection of our dedication to this shared goal and to providing clean alternatives for the environment,” said said Michael Thacker, Executive Vice President, Technology and Commercial Business in a statement.

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