Air bp Keeps the SAF Flowing

 - April 13, 2021, 4:57 PM
Airbus's North Wales facility, which uses the airframer's Beluga fleet to transport aircraft wings to Toulouse, Hamburg, and Bremen, becomes the second of the airframer's sites to use Air bp-supplied SAF, after Hamburg introduced the fuel to its cargo activities at the end of 2019. The Belugas operating from the location will initially be loaded with a 35 percent SAF blend, which would reduce CO2 emissions by more than 400 tonnes over the next three months. (Photo: Airbus)

Air bp continues to increase the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with ongoing deliveries at three UK locations, bringing its total to more than 20 locations the company has supplied with SAF globally.

Last month Centreline Aviation, the lone FBO at Bristol Airport, became Britain’s first independent, non-network SAF retailer, and a week later Air bp made its first delivery to dedicated business gateway London Biggin Hill Airport. The fuel company is also now providing SAF at Airbus-owned Hawarden Airport in Flintshire, North Wales, where it will be used to fuel the airframer’s large component-carrying Beluga aircraft.

“We are excited to see these ongoing commitments to SAF supply,” said Air bp sustainability director Andreea Moyes. “Stakeholders’ willingness to invest in SAF and collaborate with us will help drive demand and deliver carbon reductions compared to the traditional jet fuel it replaces. We are committed to working with stakeholders to explore the viable sale and purchase of SAF, which we believe is one of the aviation industry’s key routes to reducing carbon emissions.”