Miami-based AEG Fuels has partnered with Austrian aviation fuel producer OMV to provide sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Vienna International Airport through OMV’s direct pipeline to the airport. The two companies will market the fuel for on-demand sales mainly to the general aviation market.
“I am convinced that the replacement of fossil kerosene with fuels made from renewable raw materials is an indispensable strong lever to promote CO2-neutral flying,” explained Josef Rath, OMV’s senior v-p of sales and marketing. “With tailor-made sustainable aviation fuel solutions for our customers, we want to make a significant contribution to the decarbonization of the aviation industry.”
OMV’s SAF is produced at its Schwechat refinery with used cooking oil collected by local firm Münzer Bioindustrie, which makes the production chain as regional as possible and reduces transport considerations.
As a global fuel distributor, AEG committed to purchasing the SAF to supply to aircraft end-users via its sales and marketing channels including long-term contracts and instantaneous refueling authorizations.
“We are proud to partner with OMV to make the limited supply of their responsibly-produced SAF available to our customers,” said Daria Napolskikh, AEG’s director of European supply. “By improving SAF availability, we are simplifying our customers’ pathways to achieving their sustainability goals.”