Simple Flying - Charlotte Seet
There is an area of focus for airline operations to use sustainable aviation fuel.
During the recent two-day Changi Aviation Summit, Singapore's Transport Minister S. Iswaran emphasized the importance of future sustainability within Changi International Airport. Putting it simply, Changi Airport needs to focus on its competitiveness, efficiency, and sustainability to solidify its value for the future.
Also known as the Singapore Sustainable Air Hub Blueprint, the blueprint is being developed by an international advisory panel purposely set up to drive the development and eventual publication.
Set to be ready by next year, the blueprint will include sustainable goals for 2030 and 2050 and details on how to get there, in line with Singapore's plans to peak emissions around 2030, and halve emissions from their peak another 20 years later.
Besides the blueprint, Iswaran further emphasized other ways to reduce the emissions from Singapore's aviation sector, including work in aspects such as electrification, energy efficiency, and tapping deeper into renewable energy sources. This is particularly so for airline operations, whereby Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) has been the primary solution in helping airlines worldwide reduce emissions.