Sustainable aviation: 1 billion airline passengers goal set by IATA

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One billion airline passengers by 2025 will be flying on aircraft powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel.

The International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim  for one billion passengers On 24 February 2008, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 flew from London to Amsterdam with sustainable aviation fuel in one of its engines.

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