100% SAF Ready by 2025

What is Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is a renewable energy source derived from organic materials, waste, or non-fossil feedstocks. Its importance in aviation sustainability lies in its ability to significantly reduce carbon emissions compared to traditional jet fuels. Drop-in SAF can be seamlessly integrated into existing aircraft and infrastructure, offering a tangible and immediate way to mitigate the environmental impact of air travel. Its use addresses the aviation industry’s commitment to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, promoting low-carbon energy alternatives, and advancing the overall goal of sustainable aviation practices. Today, our turboprops are the most efficient and lowest emitting regional aircraft worldwide.

Our road towards 100% SAF capability


BRA Perfect flight 50% SAF


Successful test flights with 100% SAF in one engine


BRA perfect flight #2 100% SAF on both engines


100% SAF capable

Driving the decarbonisation of regional aviation

Today, our turboprops are the most efficient and lowest emission regional aircraft worldwide.

Yet, we want to further drive the decarbonisation of air transport and strongly believe that Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) will play a critical role to this end both in the short and long term.

With 80%* emissions reduction over its lifecycle versus conventional jet fuel, SAF powers aviation’s flightpath to a reduced carbon footprints. SAF-powered aircraft provide additional non-CO2 benefits thanks to significantly reduced particulate emissions.

In 2022, ATR made history as the first manufacturer to successfully complete a test flight with 100% SAF in both engines of a commercial aircraft. By 2025, prepare for take-off as we aim for an all-SAF-ready aircraft family.

Contributing to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

Along with other key players in aviation, we are committed to contributing to the Paris Agreement targets, by adopting a clear roadmap to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

Since August 2023, all our production test flights are powered with 30% SAF, which represents a saving of almost four tonnes of CO2 per flight.

In the future, we plan to extend the use of SAF to all our test flights performed by our prototypes.

The French Government, the Occitanie Region, Toulouse-Blagnac Airport, Airbus, ATR and Aerospace Valley commit to develop sustainable aviation fuel in Occitanie

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ATR and Braathens Regional Airlines Partner with Neste to Accelerate 100% SAF Certification

As part of its commitment to meet the challenges of decarbonisation of the aviation industry, Swedish airline Braathens Regional Airlines (BRA), turboprop manufacturer ATR and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer Neste will partner to achieve the collective aim of accelerating the certification of 100% SAF

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ATR and Pratt & Whitney Canada combine efforts to achieve 100% SAF readiness for PW127-powered ATR aircraft

Pratt & Whitney Canada and ATR, world’s number one regional aircraft manufacturer, today announced an agreement to collaborate to achieve 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) readiness in PW127 series engines by 2025, including the new PW127XT.

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Supporting our customers in the use of SAF

Since 2021, we have been supporting our customers’ sustainability challenges by offering them to introduce 30% SAF blends on the first leg of delivery flights.

The first delivery of ATR aircraft using SAF was made to our Japanese customer, HAC, in September 2021.