Jet Aviation has signed an agreement with Shell Aviation to secure and offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell at its Singapore FBO at Seletar airport, effective now. The fully compliant, drop-in Jet A/A-1 fuel has the same characteristics and specifications as conventional fossil jet fuel, and is produced by Neste for supply by Shell Aviation.
Through collaboration with Shell Aviation and other partners, Jet Aviation now offers SAF for uplift in Van Nuys, California; Amsterdam, The Netherlands (EMEA); and Singapore (APAC).
“We are proud to lead the way at Seletar airport in making SAF available at our facility in Singapore,” says director of operations Faizal Khan. “As a clean, fully approved alternative to standard fossil-based jet fuel, there is a lot of interest in SAF and its potential to reduce the industry's environmental impact. We are very pleased to offer it for uplift at our FBO to help owners and operators contribute to sustainable aviation in a meaningful way.”
“Singapore is a key business aviation hub in Asia Pacific, and this agreement demonstrates our commitment to supporting sustainable efforts in the region," adds senior vice president of APAC regional operations Joe Reckling. "We are very excited to work with Shell to bring sustainable choices to our customers and together help SAF become the standard fuel used in the business aviation sector. We will continue to collaborate with partners around the world to foster solutions for a clean environment.”
Shell Aviation global president Jan Toschka says: “The agreement with Jet Aviation marks another milestone for the supply of SAF in Asia, allowing customers to fly decarbonised on SAF from Singapore's Seletar airport for the very first time. It's fantastic to be expanding our supply of SAF in Singapore, particularly given its important role as a global business hub. Our investments in infrastructure and facilities in Asia are helping to unlock these opportunities, fostering action and driving sustainability in this crucial market.”
Jet Aviation was the first supplier to offer SAF via a blended fuel option at Van Nuys airport in 2019. In collaboration with Neste and Zurich airport, the company imported a limited supply of SAF to assess customer receptivity at WEF 2020. It was the first time SAF had been made available for purchase in Switzerland. The company then partnered with Neste to make SAF available for uplift at its FBO at Amsterdam airport Schiphol in 2021, also partnering with SkyNRG to broaden access to SAF through its global Book and Claim service. In March 2022, Jet Aviation signed WEF's Clean Skies For Tomorrow 2030 Ambition Statement, an initiative dedicated to supporting the transition to net zero aviation and committing to 10 per cent SAF by 2030.