ECAC Guidance on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) – 1st Edition, 24 February 2023 (v02, 09/03/2023)


Sustainable Aviation Fuels Task Group (SAF-TG)

In the structure for ECAC's environmental group, EAEG (European Aviation and Environment Working Group) expanded can be supported by small temporary or permanent specialist task groups for the provision of technical input or preparatory work.

The SAF-TG is an ad hoc specialised group that will work under the supervision of the EAEG (expanded), and in conformity with its Terms of Reference.

The group is composed of a group of volunteer European experts from Member States, EASA, EUROCONTROL and the European Commission. It is supported by the ECAC Secretariat under its Capacity-Building Programme for Environment.

The group is tasked with the development and update of an ECAC Guidance on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) promoting technical understanding and best practices in terms of SAF policies in ECAC Member States, as an initial step towards harmonisation, if and when deemed appropriate.

ECAC Guidance on Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The first edition of this guidance material was endorsed by ECAC Directors General on 24 February 2023 and it is available above and also by accessing this link.

The task group has been active until the delivery of the guidance material. If a need were seen subsequently to re-activate the group, that would be the subject of a separate decision.

European map on sustainable aviation fuels

The ECAC Secretariat and EUROCONTROL have entered into a cooperation to develop an update a European map on sustainable aviation fuels, depicting national regulatory measures as well as the status of SAF use at specific airports. The SAF-TG provided support and advice on its development. This European SAF map is available below and in EUROCONTROL public website.

SAF map

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