Jetex announced this week that it is now offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Paris Le Bourget FBO that is produced from used cooking oil by TotalEnergies in France. Since Jetex does not hold fuel inventory at any location, the company procures SAF from Air Total at Le Bourget when there is a requirement from an operator.
In its neat form, SAF can reduce life-cycle carbon emissions by up to 80 percent. Jetex Le Bourget also uses a fully electric refueling truck, which further reduces the carbon footprint of the operation. Jetex said it typically pumps a 30 percent SAF blend, but noted that this percentage can be changed based on client requirements. Turbine engines are currently approved to run on up to a 50 percent SAF blend, however.
According to Jetex, the use of SAF is a major focus for the company and forms part of its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. In February, the company partnered with Shell to offer carbon credits to customers at Jetex FBOs at airports in Dubai, UAE; Paris; Singapore; Dublin, Ireland; Dusseldorf, Germany; and Salalah, Oman. Jetex added that Jetex can arrange SAF through its suppliers at various locations, including London Luton, Biggin Hill, and Heathrow, as well as Bristol, UK.
“We take pride in being part of the aviation community that has yet again proven to be accountable and responsible, taking a positive step towards reducing carbon emissions,” said Jetex fuel director Sufiyan Asif. “Jetex has reiterated its stance towards this goal by making it easier for customers to avail SAF at its FBO base at Paris Le Bourget. We are pleased to be able to include SAF arrangements as part of our services for customers looking to meet the challenge of carbon neutrality.”