After introducing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Geneva Airport for the first time last year in honor of EBACE 2022, Jet Aviation (Booth E50) has done it again for this year's show. In partnership with renewable fuel producer TotalEnergies, the Zurich-based service provider imported a stock of 30 percent blended SAF and is making it available to aircraft operators visiting the company’s Geneva FBO until Friday.
A cornerstone of the aviation industry’s decarbonization efforts, SAF offers life cycle carbon emissions savings over jet-A that increase depending upon the amount of SAF in the blend ratio. For example, the use of a 30 percent SAF blend reduces an aircraft's life cycle emissions by about 24 percent, while 100 percent SAF raises that benefit up to 80 percent.
“SAF is an important part of our efforts toward a more sustainable future, for the industry and for Jet Aviation,” said Joao Martins, the company’s v-p of FBO operations in Europe and general manager of its Zurich FBO. “We were the first company to bring SAF to Switzerland, in a temporary supply for the World Economic Forum 2020, and since then we have continued to work in partnership with various stakeholders to increase availability in the region.”
Other companies are also working to promote the use of SAF in relation to EBACE. Avfuel (Booth N72) had SAF available for aircraft heading to Geneva from Arkansas’s Little Rock Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport in Kansas, and Florida’s Melbourne Orlando International Airport. The fuel provider also partnered with Atlantic Aviation to allow operators departing Westchester County Airport in New York to use SAF through the book-and-claim process.
“EBACE offers an important opportunity to showcase the promise of sustainable aviation fuels as part of our comprehensive strategy for achieving net-zero carbon emissions in the years ahead,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We thank the leaders who are stepping forward to make availability of the fuel a centerpiece of the convention.”