GKN Aerospace signs SAF agreement with DHL Express
GKN Aerospace in Malaysia to use sustainable aviation fuel for international shipments via DHL Express
GKN Aerospace has signed an agreement with DHL Express to enable the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) through DHL’s GoGreen Plus service in Malaysia.
The partnership is set to cut the carbon emissions of international shipments by 30 percent for GKN Aerospace’s engine repair facility in Johor, says a release from DHL.
"Launched this year, DHL Express’s GoGreen Plus allows customers to effectively mitigate the environmental footprint of their supply chains through carbon insetting. The amount of SAF chosen is then blended with conventional jet fuel at the point of air transport to lower the release of CO2e and other greenhouse gases. SAF is currently the only scalable measure, given its unparalleled capacity for long-range flights. "
The announcement supports the delivery of Scope 3 reductions in line with GKN Aerospace’s commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the release added.
“It is GKN Aerospace’s mission to be the most trusted and sustainable partner in the sky,” says Derrick Cullen, Chief Manufacturing Engineer, GKN Aerospace. “The adoption of SAF for our logistics needs in Malaysia represents a step in the right direction for sustainable aviation. Through DHL Express’s GoGreen Plus, we can demonstrate the viability of alternative fuel solutions and further encourage the market to scale.”
Julian Neo, Managing Director, DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei adds: “We are delighted to collaborate with GKN Aerospace in Malaysia as we seek to decarbonise carbon intensive sectors like aviation. SAF aptly addresses this challenge and it produces climate benefits in the immediate near term. As the world’s leading logistics provider, we are working at pace to promote SAF accessibility and affordability to help our customers realise their net-zero ambitions.”
GKN Aerospace’s Johor facility is a key resource for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of aircraft engine parts in Asia Pacific, the release added.