Ultimate Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Quiz!

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On Tuesday, November 28, Virgin Atlantic operated the world’s first transatlantic flight powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Flight 100 departed London/Heathrow at 11.49 am and touched down at New York/JFK just over seven hours later. To mark this momentous occasion in aviation history, this week, we test your knowledge of all things SAF!

Question 1 of 10

Flight VS100 was operated by which 787-9 Dreamliner?

G-VBZZ 'Queen Bee'
G-VAHH 'Dream Girl'
G-VDIA ‘Lucy in the Sky’
G-VNYL 'Penny Lane'

Question 2 of 10

How much SAF was loaded onto the Dreamliner for testing and to operate the flight itself?

60 tonnes
50 tonnes
80 tonnes
100 tonnes

Question 3 of 10

What is the current certified blend of SAF allowed with fossil fuels?


Question 4 of 10

In what year did Virgin Atlantic carry out the world’s first test flight with bio jet fuel?


Question 5 of 10

In March 2016, United Airlines became the first airline to introduce SAF into regular commercial operations by commencing daily SAF flights supplied by AltAir. From which city did these flights operate?

New York/JFK
San Francisco
Los Angeles

Question 6 of 10

In October 2018, Virgin Atlantic flew the world’s first commercial passenger flight using SAF sourced from Lanzatech using recycled glass. What route did it operate?

Orlando to London/Gatwick
New York/JFK to London/Heathrow
London/Gatwick to Barbados
London/Heathrow to Cape Town

Question 7 of 10

Flight using SAF can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to how much?


Question 8 of 10

Which airline operated a regular commercial flight utilising sustainable aviation fuel made from microalgae blended with traditional jet fuel?

Japan Airlines
Cathay Pacific
All Nippon Airways
Singapore Airlines

Question 9 of 10

As of April 2023, how many airports worldwide have regular supplies of SAF


Question 10 of 10

Which product and material is NOT used to produce SAF?

Used cooking oil
Forestry and agricultural waste
Green hydrogen
Animal waste

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