Air bp has recently supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to three airports in the UK - Biggin Hill, Airbus-owned Hawarden airport and Centreline FBO.
All three locations near London, Flintshire, North Wales, and in Bristol expect to have SAF available on an ongoing basis.
These latest supply agreements demonstrate the importance of collaboration between fuel supplier, airport and customer in driving demand for SAF.
The SAF supplied by Air bp is made from waste based sustainable feedstocks such as used cooking oil which is blended with traditional jet fuel.
The SAF blend supplied is around 35% SAF and the SAF component provides a lifecycle carbon reduction of around 80% compared to traditional jet fuel it replaces.
Andreea Moyes, sustainability director, Air bp, said: “We are excited to see these ongoing commitments to SAF supply. Stakeholders’ willingness to invest in SAF and collaborate with us will help drive demand and deliver carbon reductions compared to the traditional jet fuel it replaces.”
Stephen Elsworthy, manager of fuel services at London Biggin Hill airport, added: “By offering Air bp’s sustainable aviation fuel to all our customers and resident businesses, we are helping them to meet their sustainability goals too, and vitally, contributing to our industry’s aim for a net zero carbon future.”
Gus Paterson, chief operating officer of Centreline’s parent company Pula Aviation Services Limited, said: “In response to growing demand, we’re delighted to be able to offer SAF to our customers and to support global efforts to decarbonise aviation. Air bp is fully committed to supporting its FBOs in understanding SAF and the impact and opportunities it can have for their business and ultimately identifying opportunities for SAF supply.”
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