ADS Advance – Air bp concludes its first sale of SAF at Munich airport
Air bp, the international supplier of aviation fuel products and services, has confirmed an agreement for its first sale of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Munich airport.
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A business aviation operator will start buying SAF from early June. This is the second location in Germany where Air bp supplied SAF, the first being in December 2019 at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport (XFW / EDHI).
This latest supply agreement follows the recent supply of SAF by Air bp to three UK sites: London Biggin Hill, Hawarden and Centreline FBO Bristol, owned by Airbus, and one in France, at Clermont Ferrand. These agreements reinforce the importance of the collaboration between the fuel supplier, the airport and the customer to stimulate the demand for SAF necessary if the industry is to meet its carbon reduction targets.
The SAF supplied by Air bp is made from sustainable waste-based raw materials such as used cooking oil which is blended with traditional jet fuel. The SAF blend provided is approximately 35% SAF and 65% conventional jet fuel. The SAF component allows a reduction of the carbon life cycle of about 80% compared to the traditional jet fuel it replaces.
Andreea Moyes, Director of Sustainability at Air bp, said: “We are delighted to see more of SAF in Germany, an important aviation market for Air bp. We are working with all stakeholders to explore the viable sale and purchase of SAF, which we believe is one of the major avenues for the aviation industry to decarbonize the industry and help the world achieve net zero.
Jürgen Kuper, Managing Director of Air bp for Central Europe and Benelux, added: “This latest offering strengthens our ability to supply SAFs. We continue to work with airports and customers to identify other SAF sourcing opportunities in the region and urge interested parties to come forward and contact Air bp. “
Air bp participated in the refueling of the first SAF flight by an airline in February 2008 and since then has enabled revolutionary test flights and has invested in sustainable alternative fuels.
Air bp sells fuel at around 40 airports in Germany.