UK's Norwich Airport Adds SAF Supply

 - May 25, 2023, 4:22 AM
Located on UK's east coast, Norwich Airport becomes one of the few regional airports in Europe to offer continous supplies of sustainable aviation fuel. (Photo: Regional & City Airports)

The UK’s Norwich Airport has joined the ranks of European airports to offer continuous supplies of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Airport operator Regional & City Airports announced the deal with Air bp this week at EBACE in Geneva. The 35 percent SAF blend delivered is already being used by FBO operator and charter provider SaxonAir.

“SAF provides a significant reduction in carbon emissions over the course of its life cycle, which we will offer as part of our FBO service,” said SaxonAir CEO Alex Durand, adding he looks forward to other regional airports following Norwich’s lead. “As the UK’s longest-standing combined VIP jet and helicopter charter operator, we want to increase the SAF uptake across all our aircraft.”

“The introduction of SAF at Norwich Airport is a significant milestone in our ongoing commitment to a low-carbon future, and we are pleased that SaxonAir has become our first customer,” said Andrew Bell, the airport operator’s CEO. “We are proud to be among just a handful of UK regional airports offering the choice of SAF to our aviation customers as a crucial step towards achieving a greener and more sustainable aviation sector.”