London Biggin Hill Airport Joins SAF Set

 - March 29, 2021, 3:49 PM
Stephen Elsworthy, manager of fuel services, London Biggin Hill Airport (r.) accepts the dedicated business aviation gateway's first load of sustainable aviation from Martin Lane, Air bp's UK general aviation manager. (Photo: London Biggin Hill Airport)

London Biggin Hill Airport is the latest to offer continuous supplies of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The dedicated general aviation airport became the first in the London area to receive the renewable Air bp fuel produced from waste and residue products. It is blended with conventional jet-A in a 33 percent/66 percent ratio, and the one-third SAF component provides an 80 percent lifecycle carbon reduction compared with the traditional jet fuel it replaces.

Monday's first blended SAF delivery consisted of 6,075 gallons (23,000 liters), which will be kept separate from the airport’s regular fuel supply and made available to customers upon request.

“At London Biggin Hill, we are fully committed to providing tangible, immediately available solutions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of our operations and protect the environment,” said Stephen Elsworthy, the airport’s manager of fuel services. “The introduction of SAF as an expansion of our fuel offering is a major step towards becoming a carbon-neutral airport by 2029 and enables our customers and resident businesses to also meet their own sustainability goals.”