Honeywell has announced that Embraer, a Brazilian multinational corporation designing and manufacturing aircraft, has successfully tested Honeywell’s engine on Embraer’s aircraft using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This test marks the first time 100% SAF has been used in Honeywell’s business jet engines.
The test, which took place at Embraer’s Melbourne, Florida campus, utilized two of Honeywell’s HTF7500 turbofan engines on Embraer’s Praetor 600 aircraft. According to NASA, turbofan engines are “the most modern variation of the basic gas turbine engine” and have a higher thrust and better fuel efficiency than traditional engine models.
One engine used 100% SAF, and the other used traditional jet fuel. The test confirmed that the HTF7500 engine can perform as efficiently with 100% SAF as with traditional jet fuel and provided new insights into how the engine performs when utilizing a 100% SAF formulation.
"This testing milestone with our engine demonstrates the viability of SAF for Embraer and the overall aviation industry as they work to meet carbon reduction commitments. Additionally, as we develop SAF solutions, we will be using these innovations in our own engines and APUs,” said Dave Marinick, President of Engines and Power Systems at Honeywell.