RAF Voyager takes to the skies at 100% SAF strength

A Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine has helped the Royal Air Force (RAF) and industry partners achieve the world’s first 100% sustainable fuel flight using a military aircraft of this size and the first aircraft of any type in the UK.

The RAF Voyager – the military variant of the Airbus A330 – has taken to the skies over Oxfordshire powered entirely by 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), paving the way for a number of options for future military and civilian aircraft flights.

The flight was a joint effort by the RAF, DE&S and industry partners Rolls-Royce, Airbus and AirTanker, fuel supplied by Air bp.

Rolls-Royce played an important role in enabling the flight by obtaining technical approval for the use of the Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine that powers the Royal Air Force’s Voyager fleet.

Prior to Voyager’s flight, Rolls-Royce conducted a series of successful tests with sustainable aviation fuel on aircraft powered by their engines. This is part of the organization’s commitment to demonstrate sustainable aviation fuel compatibility in their products as part of the organization’s roadmap.

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