US FBO chain Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, in conjunction with its nationwide fuel provider Titan Aviation Fuels, is now able to provide sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to those who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
Many aircraft owners and operators are seeking carbon neutral alternatives to traditional jet fuel. Hawthorne is supporting their efforts and will be able to supply those fuels as needed by its customers. Executive chairman Cameron Burr says: “As the world seeks to provide cost effective alternatives to existing fossil fuels, we at Hawthorne believe that the general aviation services industry can be at the forefront of that effort.”
With a single load of SAF, an aircraft operator can make a two metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions and, as its partner Titan Aviation Fuels increases its ability to offer this as an alternative, Hawthorne intends to be amongst the first of its FBO partners in providing SAF to its customers.
Environmental sustainability is important to the company's financial sponsors as well, as NexPhase Capital Partners (NexPhase) has created a portfolio-wide emphasis on the concept including the creation of officers within each company to focus on this and other corporate governance issues. NexPhase partner Jamie Kaufman adds: “With our increased attention to environmental, sustainability and governance issues within our portfolio of companies, we are very supportive of Hawthorne's efforts to provide an alternative to traditional fossil fuels.”
Hawthorne operates six FBOs at Long Island MacArthur airport in Islip, New York; Cobb County International airport in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago Executive airport in Chicago Illinois; Chippewa Valley Regional airport in Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Tuscaloosa Regional airport in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Sioux Gateway airport in Sioux City, Iowa.