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The millionth litre of sustainable aviation fuel is sold at Farnborough Airport.

The millionth litre of sustainable aviation fuel is sold at Farnborough Airport.

Aiming to be a sustainability showcase for airports worldwide, Farnborough Airport, the birthplace of British aviation and the top airport in Europe for high-end travel connections, recently announced the sale of its one millionth gallon of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).

Farnborough Airport has grown to be one of the biggest single-site providers of SAF to the business aviation industry in the United Kingdom since it started providing SAF to all of its clients in 2021. In the run-up to the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow, it also made history by being the first airport globally to provide SAF at the same cost as its regular Jet A1 fuel.

According to CEO Simon Geere, “At Farnborough Airport, we want to be a genuine catalyst for change and are always looking for new ways to supply and create sustainable energy sources.” Sustainable energy solutions are a major emphasis for the airport. Our goal is to convert to a SAF-only airport by the end of the decade, serving as an early adopter “of scale” and hastening the wider adoption of SAF in the aviation sector. We are proud of our accomplishment.

World gasoline Services is the gasoline supplier to Farnborough Airport. Mark Atherton, Director of European General Aviation Sales at World Fuel Services, commends this sustainable leadership. “We are still totally dedicated to helping Farnborough Airport by supporting the acquisition of sustainable fuels.”

This is the most recent development in the airport’s sustainability path, which included making history in 2018 by being the world’s first business aviation airport to attain carbon neutrality. The Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) initiative granted Farnborough Airport Level 4+, the highest level of carbon accreditation, earlier this year.

Following the release of its Roadmap to Net Zero in 2022, which pledges to achieve Net Zero status for emissions under its direct control by 2030 or earlier, Farnborough Airport said last week that it will be starting one of the biggest solar arrays in the South East. The ground support facility building, the modern terminal building, the control tower, the award-winning 169-room hotel, the Aviator Hampshire, and the airport’s iconic curved hangar roofs will all have solar panels installed on them to help generate 25% of the airport’s electricity.

Source- Travel daily


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