For World Fuel Services, NBAA's annual convention is an ideal opportunity for it to showcase its growing sustainability initiatives. The Miami-based company, which earlier this year participated in two major demonstrations of the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—at Los Angeles-area Van Nuys Airport in January and the UK's Farnborough Airport in May ahead of EBACE—will be supplying Las Vegas-area Henderson Executive Airport, host of the NBAA-BACE 2019 static display, with a shipment of SAF.
The company expects approximately 150,000 gallons of the fuel will be consumed in relation to the NBAA show. Since 2015, World has delivered more than 13.6 million gallons of SAF to commercial and business aviation customers.
“We’ve been at the forefront of sustainability and alternative fuels for the aviation industry,” said Mike Szczechowski, World’s senior v-p of business and general aviation. “It all started with the supply of SAF.”
As an exhibitor, World Fuel (Booth N4702) is also ensuring that its energy requirements at the Las Vegas Convention Center, transportation, and hotel accommodations for its staff will come from either sustainable sources or be covered by the purchase of carbon offset credits arranged by its own in-house division, Kinect Energy Group, which provides turnkey sustainability solutions across a wide range of industries.
"As part of enhancing our sustainability offering for business aviation, we now have global capabilities of our Kinect Energy Group business to complement our fuel supply and aviation services," added Szczechowski
Showgoers can learn more about SAF and lower carbon energy sourcing at AIN’s Sustainable Aviation Fuels luncheon on Wednesday, October 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the convention center. World Fuel is the title sponsor.