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ANA Launches Second Dedicated ‘ANA Green Jet’ Dedicated to Domestic Routes in Japan
ANA’s second ‘ANA Green Jet’ has today entered service with flight NH253 flying between Tokyo Haneda and Fukuoka. Commemorating the inaugural flight, the aircraft was powered by SAF, the first time the carrier has used Neste SAF on domestic flights.
On Monday (November 14, 2022) All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced the launch of the second ‘ANA Green Jet’, with flight NH252, a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, flying from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka. To commemorate the occasion, the aircraft was powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), the first time ANA used SAF produced by Neste on domestic flights. The second ANA Green Jet features the same technologies as the first, which took flight on international routes on October 5, 2022. The features include a special material with riblet texture which is expected to have a “shark skin effect’, thereby reducing drag, fuel consumption and fuel emissions, and other innovations.
In Monday’s announcement, ANA’s President and CEO, Shinichi Inoue, said,
“To be able to use mass-produced SAF for domestic flights is an exciting step toward reducing our carbon emissions and achieving our sustainability goals. In addition, with the use of the ANA Green Jet on domestic routes to raise awareness of SAF with our customers and the public, ANA hopes to be a leader in the industry and inspire others to follow suit.”
ANA became the first Japanese airline to enter into a mid to long-term procurement agreement for SAF with Neste in 2020. Since that time, ANA has regularly procured SAF from Neste for scheduled international flights departing Japan. Neste’s SAF is produced from sustainable sourced, renewable waste and residue raw materials, and can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 90 percent over its lifecycle, when compared to fossil fuel derived jet fuel. The ANA Group plans on replacing at least 10 percent of their jet fuel with SAF by FY 2030, and becoming completely carbon-neutral by 2050.
ANA's History of SAF Related Activities - Courtesy All Nippon Airways
Founded in 1952, ANA has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. The carrier has been a Star Alliance partner since 1999 and currently has joint partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines. Established in 2013, ANA HOLDINGS INC. is comprised of 69 companies, including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan. ANA has approximately 43,000 employees and operates a fleet of 260 aircraft. Additionally, the carrier was the launch customer and is the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family aircraft, and is the only Airbus A380 operator in Japan.
Source: All Nippon Airways