InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – PT Pertamina and PT Garuda Indonesia officially for the first time launched commercial flight by using environmental fuel - Pertamina Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) or bio aviation turbine (bio-avtur) on Friday, 27 October 2023,
The flight test was taking off from Soekarno-Hatta (Soeta) Airport in Tangerang to Adi Soemarmo Airport in Surakarta and returned back to Jakarta by using environmental fuel would be the collaborative evidence between Enterprises to get emission reduction and support net zero emission (NZE) target.
Ceremonial Flight Sustainable Aviation Fuel was happening in Terminal 3 Soekarno-Hatta International Airport as the important event of what Indonesia has gone through heading to realize more sustainable future.
Director of Logistic and Infrastructure PT Pertamina Alfian Nasution said that the company is committed to encourage NZE target as what the Government of Indonesia published by developing decarbonization asset roadmap and green business, including SAF in aviation sector.
“The special flight would be the history in sustainable aviation industries. The people would get new experiences in using renewable energy and contributing directly to realize emission reduction,” Nasution said, as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of PT Pertamina, Monday 930/2023).
The journey heading to Pertamina SAF started in 2010 through Research and Technology Innovation Pertamina by having product and catalyst research development. In 2021, PT Kilang Pertamina Internasional successfully produced SAF J2.4 in Refinery Unit IV Cilacap within Co-Processing Technology from its material – Refined Bleached Deodorized Palm Kernel Oil (RBDPKO).
This product had been closely test, including the cell test in facility of Garuda Maintenance Facility, ground run, flight test in military aero-plane - CN-235 belonging to PT Dirgantara Indonesia, until the commercial flight test belonging to Garuda Indonesia on 4 October 2023 with Boeing 737-800 NG. (T2)