Air bp scores a hattrick of sustainable aviation fuel projects at three new locations in the UK

Tuesday 13th April 2021

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  • Air bp scores a hat trick of sustainable aviation fuel projects at three new locations in the UK

Air bp,  the international aviation fuel products and service supplier,  has recently supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to three airports in the UK: dedicated business aviation airport, London Biggin Hill (BQH), Airbus owned Hawarden (CEG) airport in Flintshire, North Wales, which will be used for fuelling of the Beluga aircraft, and Centreline FBO, in Bristol (BRS). All three locations expect to have SAF available on an ongoing basis.  These latest supply agreements demonstrate the importance of collaboration between fuel supplier, airport and customer in driving demand for SAF and ultimately help to meet the industry’s lower carbon goals.  

The SAF supplied by Air bp  is made from  waste based sustainable feedstocks such as used cooking oil  which is  blended with traditional jet fuel. The SAF blend supplied is around 35% SAF and the SAF component  provides a lifecycle carbon reduction of around 80% compared to traditional jet fuel it replaces.[1]

Andreea Moyes, sustainability director, Air bp, said: “We are excited to see these ongoing commitments to SAF supply. Stakeholders’ willingness to invest in SAF and collaborate with us will help drive demand and deliver carbon reductions compared to the traditional jet fuel it replaces. We are committed to working with stakeholders to explore the viable sale and purchase of SAF, which we believe is one of the aviation industry’s key routes to reducing carbon emissions.”

Stephen Elsworthy, manager of fuel services at London Biggin Hill Airport, says: “By offering Air bp’s sustainable aviation fuel to all our customers and resident businesses, we are helping them to meet their sustainability goals too, and vitally, contributing to our industry’s aim for a net zero carbon future”.

Gus Paterson, chief operating officer of Centreline’s parent company Pula Aviation Services Limited, says “In response to growing demand, we’re delighted to be able to offer SAF to our customers and to support global efforts to decarbonise aviation. Air bp is fully committed to supporting its FBOs in understanding SAF and the impact and opportunities it can have for their business and ultimately identifying opportunities for SAF supply.”

Air bp was involved in fuelling the first SAF flight by an airline in February 2008 and since then has been enabling ground-breaking test flights and investing in sustainable alternative fuels.

   

L - R - A hattrick of sustainable aviation fuel projects at three new locations in the UK: London Biggin Hill, Centreline FBO Bristol and Airbus owned Hawarden.

Photo credit - London Biggin Hill airport (left) Centreline FBO, Bristol (centre) and Airbus UK (right)

 

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  About Air bp

As the aviation division of bp, Air bp is one of the world’s leading suppliers of aviation fuel products and services. It has been investing in the aviation industry for more than 90 years to keep people flying safely around the world.  In 2019 we supplied over 6.7 billion  gallons of aviation fuel, fuelling over 7,000 flights per day at over 800 locations in more than  55 countries – that’s more than five planes a minute.

  Its customers include commercial airlines, the military, business and private aircraft owners, airports and airfield operators. Air bp has a wide range of services to support its fuel offer including the design, build and operation of fueling facilities, technical consultancy and training, low carbon solutions, the Sterling Card for efficient general aviation refueling and innovative digital platforms to increase efficiency and reduce risk.

  For more information, go to  www.airbp.com

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