The introduction of SAF at Farnborough Airport is a major milestone in its sustainability programme, and will further support its emission reduction efforts.
Farnborough Airport (FAB) has announced that it is now offering Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to all aircraft using the airport from 12 July 2021. Making SAF available allows the reduction of flying emissions by up to 80 per cent and marks a significant next step in the airport’s work to support the decarbonisation of the wider aviation industry.
Farnborough Airport’s CEO, Simon Geere, said: “The introduction of SAF at Farnborough Airport is a major milestone in our sustainability programme, and we are pleased to be able to offer Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel by working with our fuel provider, World Fuel Services. We are fully committed to a sustainable future and are delighted to offer our customers the opportunity to make a greener choice and work with us to play an integral part in delivering against the UK government’s targets for net-zero carbon emissions.”
In 2018, Farnborough Airport was the first business aviation airport to be awarded carbon neutral status by Airports Council International (ACI) Europe and, over the past 10 years, the airport has reduced its controllable emissions by over 70 per cent. The Farnborough Airport team recognises that climate change is a clear and pressing issue and is committed to minimising its environmental impact and improving environmental performance throughout its operations.
The Neste MY SAF available at Farnborough Airport is produced 100 per cent from renewable and sustainable waste and residual raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste. In its neat form and over the lifecycle, SAF reduces up to 80 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuel use, enabling the industry to significantly reduce its carbon footprint.