IAE's V2500 engine Tested with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel

The V2500 engine is the most fuel-efficient in its class, with up to 3% better fuel burn and emissions than older engines.
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 07:50 AM, March 18, 2024
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IAE's V2500 engine Tested with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
The V2500 engine is fitted in the Airbus A320ceo family.[Source:-@prattwhitney]

IAE International Aero Engines AG (IAE) announced it has successfully tested the V2500 engine with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at MTU Maintenance Hannover, Germany.

IAE is a multinational consortium consisting of Pratt & Whitney, a business of RTX, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corporation, and MTU Aero Engines AG.

The V2500 engine currently powers Airbus A320 family, the McDonnell Douglas MD-90, and the Embraer C-390 Millennium.

Kim Kinsley, president of IAE AG,said "This test with 100% SAF demonstrates that V2500 engines can continue contributing towards making aviation more sustainable in the decades ahead,"

"With nearly 3,000 V2500-powered aircraft in service today, IAE recognizes our important role in supporting the industry's goal to meet net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. We anticipate the majority of our eight IAE company shops will be prepared to use SAF in their operations in the next few years."

 

IAE's V2500 engine Tested with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
IAE AG successfully tests V2500 engine. @RTX

The test used Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosine (HEFA-SPK) fuel from Neste. Pratt & Whitney collaborates with CAAFI and ASTM towards SAF specifications. MTU Maintenance Hannover conducted the first 100% SAF test on a V2500.

Michael Schreyögg, Chief Program Officer at MTU Aero Engines, stated, "This test demonstrates our commitment to supporting increased use of SAF throughout our network and the wider industry. We are dedicated to collaborating with IAE, suppliers, and partners to ensure our products can operate with SAF and our maintenance, repair, and overhaul infrastructure can meet SAF testing needs for all operators and owners."

 

The V2500 engine is the most fuel-efficient in its class, with up to 3% better fuel burn and emissions than older engines. It's approved for SAF blending up to 50% with Jet A and A-1 fuel, leading to significant fuel savings and lower emissions.

 

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