At the moment, however, regulations state that planes can only use a 50/50 mix of conventional jets and sustainable fuels. Boeing (and other aircraft manufacturers) will still have to work with regulators to show that it is safe to increase this limit. Chris Raymond, director of sustainability at Boeing, said in a statement:
“With a long history of innovation in sustainable aviation fuels, the certification of our family of aircraft to fly with 100% sustainable fuels significantly confirms Boeing’s deep commitment to innovate and operate to make the better world. Sustainable aviation fuels are proven, are used every day, and have the most immediate and greatest potential for reducing carbon emissions in the short and long term when we work together as an industry.
The aviation giant has become a fixture in the news over the past year due to the two fatal 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people. He was charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and achieved an agreement with the Department of Justice to avoid prosecution by paying $ 2.5 billion.