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Atlantic offers SAF scheme during NBAA-BACE show
Trucking SAF the roughly 2,800 miles from west coast refineries to Orlando for the show would not be environmentally friendly, so emission reduction credits will be applied to fuel consumer elsewhere.
Atlantic Aviation offers customers more than 100 Fixed Base Operations (FBO) locations across North America.

US FBO chain Atlantic Aviation and 4Air are advancing their commitment to sustainability at this year's NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (BACE) by offering a Book and Claim programme for customers arriving at Atlantic's FBOs at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) and Orlando International Airport (MCO) in Florida. All Jet-A offered for purchase during NBAA-BACE at Atlantic Aviation's ORL and MCO locations will be Book and Claim SAF gallons, and there will be no premium charged for these gallons as the programme is being underwritten completely by Atlantic Aviation.

4Air will provide accounting and verification of claimed SAF purchases and will supply customers with emissions reductions receipts as SAF gallons are dispensed during NBAA-BACE using their SAF Delivery Receipt programme developed in conjunction with NATA. The receipts will summarise key sustainability information and provide traceability through the book and claim process, ensuring only one user can claim the environmental benefit of the fuel.

Book and Claim is a transactional process that gives fuel purchasers the option to buy or “claim” SAF that is not physically available in their geography but can be consumed elsewhere (or “booked”) without its sustainability attributes by another purchaser. The purchaser of the SAF gallons receives credit for the environmental impact of the renewable fuel that is dispensed as a drop-in fuel elsewhere in the world (“claimed”). This unique programme eliminates the significant environmental impact of physically trucking in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from west coast refineries for the aviation industry gathering, while still allowing customers to realise the environmental benefit associated with SAF when they make their fuel purchases.

“When we considered trucking SAF the roughly 2,800 miles from west coast refineries to Orlando for the show, we realised doing so could be considered somewhat disingenuous, as any environmental benefit from the SAF received would be negatively offset by diesel emissions from the trucks that brought it,” says Brian Corbett, chief commercial and sustainability officer at Atlantic Aviation. “Partnering with 4Air on this unique Book and Claim programme provides a much more intelligent and effective solution, and further ensures our commitment to promoting sustainable aviation continues in the best possible ways.”

Atlantic currently offers continuously available SAF in Aspen, Colorado (ASE), Thermal/Palm Springs, California (TRM) and San Jose, California (SJC). And, in addition to ORL and MCO, Atlantic Aviation offers Book and Claim via Avfuel contract fuel at its locations in ASE and SJC, with additional locations coming online soon.

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