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Signature LAX ensures all fuel is blended SAF
Every gallon of fuel now supplied to Signature's guests at its Los Angeles International airport location is blended SAF. To date throughout its network, it has delivered more than 30m gallons of the fuel.
The LAX blended SAF offering includes 30 per cent Neste MY SAF and 70 per cent conventional jet fuel, giving a 24 per cent decrease in GHG emissions from air travel.

Signature Aviation is bringing a 100 per cent supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to its Los Angeles International airport location.

With the transition completed on 1 April, Signature LAX becomes the second private aviation terminal worldwide to ensure a 100 per cent supply of blended SAF, the other being Signature's location at San Francisco International airport. This means that every gallon of fuel supplied to Signature's guests at these locations is blended SAF. Since centralising sustainability efforts under the Signature Renew banner in 2020, Signature Aviation has achieved remarkable progress towards the aviation industry's journey to net zero in 2050.

"This is a transformative time for Signature, and our partnership with Neste is helping us take another significant step towards net zero by providing a 100 per cent supply of blended SAF at our Los Angeles location," says CCO Derek DeCross. "This collaboration exemplifies how we're working together with both our guests and our partners to accelerate the adoption of environmentally friendly practices and paving the way for a more sustainable future in aviation."

Signature recently passed the 30 million gallon mark in terms of total SAF delivered throughout its network. The Signature LAX procurement is poised to drive considerable additional impact on the amount of SAF pumped.

Neste's SAF is made from sustainably sourced, 100 per cent renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as used cooking oil and animal fat waste.

The LAX blended SAF offering includes 30 per cent of Neste MY SAF and 70 per cent conventional jet fuel, enabling partners to achieve a 24 per cent decrease in GHG emissions from air travel. SAF is currently approved for use blended up to 50 per cent with conventional jet fuel.

The partnership between Signature and Neste to help accelerate SAF adoption dates back to 2020. In 2022, Signature expanded the availability of Neste MY SAF to all of its locations in California, thanks to Neste's growing production capacity and supply capabilities. Neste will increase its global SAF production capability to 515 million gallons (1.5 million metric tons) per annum in 2024.

"We are proud to continue expanding our collaboration with committed partners like Signature Aviation that recognise the key role sustainable aviation fuel can play in reducing GHG emissions from air travel. Offering blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to all of its customers at LAX is a shining example of how the business aviation community can work together with fuel producers to accelerate SAF adoption and emission reductions," says Carrie Song, senior vice president commercial, renewable products.

The growth in SAF availability at Signature LAX will also expand the location's role as a key component in Signature's Book & Claim programme. Book & Claim allows travellers and operators to purchase SAF in areas where it isn't physically available. When an operator utilises Book & Claim, they are able to claim the environmental benefit, while the physical SAF is provided for different aircraft at Signature LAX.

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