Liege Airport to handle SAF distribution to airlines

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Liege Airport is the first Belgian airport to distribute sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to its airline customers.
The Belgian airport announced that its aviation fuel installations, as well as its fuelling staff are ready to receive, store and distribute SAF.
Throughout the last few months, its fuel storage facilities have been audited and the fuel receipt, storage and distribution procedures have been reviewed to accommodate for the arrival of SAF.
At the same time, the NATO Pipeline System (CEPS) recently announced that it is ready to allow for the transport of sustainable aviation fuels from January 1.
With the airport-operated fuel installations being connected to this pipeline network, any current and new fuel supplier has now the possibility to not only directly and physically discharge SAF via road tankers into Liege Airport’s fuel installations, but also to inject larger quantities of SAF into one of the intake points.
In parallel, several airline customers confirmed having talks with suppliers to arrange for the procurement and use of SAF at Liege Airport in the short and medium term.
The first cargo flight propelled by SAF is expected to take off from Liege Airport very soon.
By facilitating customer airlines to deliver SAF for their aircraft at its airport, Liege Airport actively contributes to the transition towards sustainable aviation and by doing so supports meeting or even exceeding the EU targets related to the use of SAF in the aviation industry in the years to come.

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