Civil Aviation Authority has signed a memorandum of cooperation with OQ Group and SkyNRG, a sustainable aviation fuel solutions leader based in the Netherlands, aimed at studying the development of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility in Oman.
As per the pact, the trio will leverage global expertise to set the core prerequisites of setting up an innovative facility focusing on the research of cutting-edge technologies that drive the production of SAF.
The agreement was signed by Naif bin Ali al Abri, Chairman of Civil Aviation Authority; Ghaleb bin Saeed al Maamari, Vice-President of Alternative Energy at OQ Group; and Oskar Meijerink, head of Future Fuels at SkyNRG.
With this, Oman has underscored its aspiration to be at the forefront of green fuel innovation, proving its intent to promote sustainable practices and move steadily towards carbon neutrality by 2050.
Abri stressed on the authority’s commitment to curtail the environmental ramifications of aviation operations. He highlighted the Civil Aviation Law, issued by Royal Decree No. 76/2019, which entrusts the authority with the mandate to formulate guidelines that decreases environmental impacts, keeping pace with global benchmarks.
Maamari described the memorandum as an embodiment of Oman’s vision to tap into its green potential. He highlighted the transformative impact of SAF in curbing carbon emissions in the aviation sector.
Further, Meijerink, said that the memorandum highlights the commendable strides made by both the authority and OQ Group in championing green fuel in the sultanate.