Signature Flight Support, the network of FBOs, is celebrating a milestone in its quest towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by exceeding one million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied through its Signature Renew programme at San Francisco International airport in California. This marks the first time a single FBO location globally has delivered such a substantial and consistent supply of SAF to business aircraft operators.
Furthermore, Signature has expanded the availability of Signature Renew SAF through the introduction of new on-airport supplies at both Oakland International airport in Oakland, California and Boeing Field/King County International airport in Seattle, Washington. With these two additional locations, Signature is now providing a consistent, always-available source of sustainable Jet A fuel at six locations globally, more than any other FBO operator.
“The one million gallon milestone is a significant achievement that, together with our ongoing expansion of SAF, continues to propel the business aviation industry towards adopting sustainable fuels on a consistent basis,” remarks Tony Lefebvre, Signature COO. “Last September, we promised a permanent supply of sustainable jet fuel at SFO, and we delivered on that promise in December. Now in April, we've demonstrated that critical mass with SAF is possible. We're proud to have saved over 10,000 metric tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere via our efforts at SFO, and we aim to replicate that success at additional locations as we expand physical Signature Renew supply.”
“This is a major milestone to decarbonise the business aviation sector, and proof that Signature is leading the way in this race,” adds SFO airport director Ivar C. Satero. “This achievement firmly establishes our airport as a centre for the growing adoption of sustainable aviation fuel, and we thank Signature for making this bold commitment to the environment.”
Through the Signature Renew programme, which encompasses many FBO and operator environmental sustainability initiatives, Signature has made strides towards the industry goal of reducing global CO2 emissions generated by business aviation, which currently total over one billion tonnes of output annually.
Signature Renew SAF uses a 30/70 blend of renewable feedstock and conventional Jet A that yields a 25 per cent reduction in direct carbon output from aircraft versus traditional jet fuel. To date, Signature offers aircraft operators a choice of renewably sourced jet fuel at SFO, BFI and OAK, as well as Mobile Downtown airport and Van Nuys airport in the US and London Luton airport in the UK. In 2020, Signature facilitated the uplift of 90 per cent of publicly announced SAF gallons and continues to leverage its worldwide network of FBO locations to introduce physical SAF supplies at a fast pace.