Volga-Dnepr Group has initiated a new sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) alliance in Eurasia between the region’s key aviation leaders to ramp up SAF production and usage in Russia. 

The new alliance will include companies such as Airbus, Gazprom Neft, Aeroflot, Volga-Dnepr Group, National Research Center Zhukovsky Institute, Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research Institute of Civil Aviation, and S7 Group.  

Seven aviation companies have already signed a declaration to establish the new SAF alliance in Eurasia, and will start by setting up a plan to increase SAF production and stimulate its usage in the region. 

Denis Fisenko, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, said: “Volga-Dnepr Group is one of the major air cargo market players in the world. From our side, we are taking actions to mitigate a negative environmental impact – initiatives aimed at fuel consumption efficiency, deployment of eco-friendly freighters with lower CO2 emissions.” 

The aviation industry aims to reach the goal of zero carbon emissions by 2050 by initiating various sustainability programs. 

The key elements in reducing carbon emissions include a wide usage of SAF, investment in new aircraft technology with electric or hydrogen propulsions, continued improvement in infrastructure, and a wide usage of approved offsets, including carbon capture and storage technology, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 

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