Farnborough Airport has sold its millionth litre of sustainable aviation fuel, further highlighting its aim to be a sustainability showcase for airports around the world.
Having begun to offer SAF to all its customers in 2021, Farnborough has become one of the largest single-site suppliers of SAF to the business aviation community in the UK. It also became the first airport in the world to offer SAF at the same price as its standard Jet A1 fuel during the lead up to the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow.
Sustainable energy solutions are a key focus for the airport, as CEO Simon Geere explains: “We want to be a genuine catalyst for change and are always looking for new ways to supply and create sustainable energy sources. We are proud of this milestone, and our vision is to become a SAF only airport before the end of the decade, acting as an early adopter 'of scale' and accelerating the wider take up of SAF across the aviation industry.”
Farnborough Airport is supplied SAF by fuel provider World Fuel Services; its director of European general aviation sales Mark Atherton applauds this leadership in sustainability: “We remain fully committed to supporting Farnborough Airport by continuing to aid in the procurement of sustainable fuels.”
Highlights of the airport's sustainability journey include becoming the first business aviation airport in the world to achieve carbon neutral status in 2018. Earlier this year it was awarded Level 4+, the highest level of carbon accreditation, by the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme. And having launched its Roadmap to Net Zero in 2022, where it has committed to be Net Zero for emissions within its direct control by 2030 or sooner, it also plans to embark one of the largest solar installations in the UK's south east region.