Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be used to refuel aircraft at Munich Airport from June.
SAF will now be delivered, stored and refuelled at the German airport, provided it meets the relevant quality specifications for Jet-A1 aviation fuel. The tank farm, which is supplied with fuel by various oil companies on behalf of the airlines, is also permitted to receive deliveries of SAF blends.
Munich Airport is the owner of the entire tank infrastructure, which extends from the tank farm via a 17-kilometre underground pipeline system to the aircraft parking positions.
Skytanking Munich is the operator of the tank farm and is responsible for the fuelling of the aircraft, together with other providers of fuelling services.
"By approving our refuelling facilities for SAF, we are enabling airlines to reduce their CO2 emissions on flights from Munich by using sustainable aviation fuels. ‘Green fuels’ have a key role to play on the way to a complete decarbonisation of air transport. We expect the share of these sustainable fuels in total energy consumption in aviation to increase continuously in the coming years," said Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport.
The Chairman of the airport’s Supervisory Board, Bavaria's Minister of Finance Albert Füracker, added: "Bavaria's aviation hub is thus sending a clear signal for sustainability and climate protection in air transport. I hope that many airlines will take advantage of the opportunity to refuel their aircraft with lower-emission fuel in Munich and thus contribute to climate-friendly mobility."
Munich Airport is also pursuing an ambitious climate protection strategy in the operation of the airport and is consistently reducing CO2 emissions with the aim of operating the airport in a CO2-neutral manner by 2030.
In order to achieve its climate targets, Munich Airport is investing a total of €150 million.
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