US FBO chain Atlantic Aviation is making sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available at its Los Angeles International airport facility. With support from World Fuel Services, Los Angeles World Airports and World Energy, the producers of SAF, Atlantic Aviation expects SAF to account for approximately eight per cent of its total jet fuel volume at LAX in 2021.
“The regular availability of SAF at LAX represents the next step in our commitment to renewable energy and the reduction of carbon emissions by the aviation industry,” says Atlantic COO Tim Bannon. “The integration of SAF into our operations is expected to reduce carbon emissions by 10.8 million pounds annually, or the equivalent of the emissions from 1,035 automobiles over the same period.”
World Fuel Services senior VP for business aviation bulk fuel Steve Dryzmalla adds: “We applaud Atlantic's vision and commitment to regular deliveries of SAF as part of its sustainability programme. World Fuel is proud to supply SAF to market leaders like Atlantic Aviation and to support actions that will help the business aviation industry reach its goal of a 50 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050.”
The delivery of SAF is the latest initiative in a comprehensive environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) programme at Atlantic Aviation. SAF follows Atlantic Aviation's ongoing investment in LED technology, the use of electric ground support equipment and efforts to reduce consumption of plastic and paper consumables.