Commercial aircraft leasing and alternative asset management Griffin Global Asset Management announced that one of its Boeing 787-9 aircraft on lease to Virgin Atlantic completed its maiden transatlantic flight powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel.
“We are delighted that Virgin Atlantic has selected one of Griffin’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft to perform the first 100% SAF powered transatlantic flight by a commercial airline. This is an important milestone for both Griffin and Virgin Atlantic and reinforces Griffin’s commitment to be at the forefront of partnering with airlines in their transition to operating the newest technology aircraft and enabling their drive towards net-zero sustainability in the future,” Marc Baer, president of Griffin Global Asset Management, said.
“Yesterday was a special day, as Virgin Atlantic made history by flying the world’s first flight across the Atlantic on 100% sustainable aviation fuel,” Shai Weiss, CEO of Virgin Atlantic said. “It took radical collaboration to reach this significant milestone and it simply wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our partners. We’re very proud to have been partnering with Griffin since their inception and are grateful for their collaboration on this historic flight.”
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