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GE Honda’s HF120 Turbofan Engine Passes 100% SAF Test

GE Honda’s HF120 Turbofan Engine Passes 100% SAF Test

GE Honda Aero Engines successfully tested its HF120 turbofan engine using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the company’s test operations site in Peebles, Ohio.

The test using HEFA-SPK (Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene) aims to compare the performance of 100% SAF with Jet A/A1, the most common type of jet fuel.

The company said in a press release that test results are very favorable.

“As our testing shows, the HF120 engine can operate on approved SAF today and in the future. Our customers can be confident that the HF120 engine can help them meet their sustainability goals to reduce CO2 emissions in flight, thanks to the HF120’s innovative design features,” said Melvyn Heard, President, GE Honda Aero Engines.

The small turbofan engine HF120 has air blast fuel nozzles that yield superior fuel-to-air combustion, minimizing fuel burn, and laser drilled combustor liner holes that enable optimum transfer of compressor energy to the turbine.

GE Honda Aero Engines is a joint venture between GE Aviation and Honda Aero that was formed in 2004.