As per ESG Today, the Virgin Atlantic SAF-powered flight was conducted on a Boeing 787 aircraft and took off from London with the destination to New York. Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic's founder, was also on board.

The consortium that made the flight possible included Rolls Royce, Boeing and Imperial College London.

Shai Weiss, Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Atlantic, said that "Flight100 proves that Sustainable Aviation Fuel can be used as a safe, drop-in replacement for fossil-derived jet fuel and it’s the only viable solution for decarbonizing long-haul aviation."

Last year, the UK government pledged to deliver the world's first net-zero SAF-powered transatlantic flight by the end of 2023 and Virgin Atlantic won a competition that allowed it to operate the aircraft.

UK Transport Secretary Mark Harper added that the "historic flight, powered by 100% sustainable aviation fuel, shows how we can both decarbonize transport and enable passengers to keep flying when and where they want."