NBAA Convention News

World Fuel 'Kinects' on Sustainability

 - October 21, 2019, 1:28 PM

World Fuel Services launched a new service this week at NBAA-BACE that will help flight departments and FBOs minimize their climate impact. Developed in conjunction with sister company Kinect Energy Group, it will offer a variety of sustainability solutions, including the ability to purchase carbon offsets and competitively access renewable power and fuel, enabling customers to better respond to rapidly developing global emissions standards and their own sustainability initiatives. Kinect has worked with several airports in the area of carbon neutrality and renewable energy solutions.

Under the European Union’s Emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS), Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA), jet emissions tracking is required and World Fuel can integrate Kinect’s expertise into its existing emissions reporting service, helping flight departments navigate existing and integrate new emission requirements cost-effectively.

For FBOs and airports, World Fuel can offer the ability to combine bulk fuel with carbon offset purchases and provide sustainability consulting and solar project management services.

“Kinect Energy Group’s deep experience in energy management and sustainability will enable us to create targeted solutions for our business aviation customers,” said Darren Fuller, World Fuel’s v-p of business development for business aviation. “We can quickly explore and deliver solutions designed to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.”

To celebrate the launch, the company will host a presentation today at 3:45 p.m. at its booth (N4702), followed by a cocktail reception.

World Fuel also noted two new additions to its sponsored Air Elite Network—Rectrix Aviation and Standard Aviation. Rectrix Aviation in Sarasota, Florida, sits on the Gulf Coast between Tampa and Naples amid the miles of fine sand beaches and shallow water that make it a tourist destination. Standard Aviation, the newest FBO on St. Thomas will soon complete its 26,000-sq-ft facility, bringing a new level of service to the U.S. Virgin Islands gateway.

The new locations bring the network to 74 locations worldwide.