For now, however, regulations state that planes can only use a 50/50 mix of conventional jets and sustainable fuels. Boeing (and other aircraft manufacturers) will still have to work with regulatory authorities to show that it is safe to increase this limit. Chris Raymond, director of sustainability at Boeing, said in a statement:
“With a long history of innovation in sustainable aviation fuels, certifying our family of aircraft to fly on 100% sustainable fuels dramatically reinforces Boeing’s deep commitment to innovate and operate to make the world a better place. . Sustainable aviation fuels are proven, are used every day, and have the most immediate and greatest potential for reducing carbon emissions in the short and long term when we work together as an industry.
The aviation giant has become a fixture in the news over the past year due to the two fatal 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and achieved an agreement with the Department of Justice to avoid prosecution by paying $ 2.5 billion.