EBACE Convention News

Jet Aviation Brings SAF To Geneva for the First Time

 - May 22, 2022, 12:04 PM

Private aircraft departing EBACE 2022 will have the option to refuel with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), thanks to a deal signed by Jet Aviation with French fuel producer TotalEnergies.

At its Geneva Airport FBO, Jet Aviation has imported a supply of 30 percent blended SAF, which will provide an approximately 24 percent decrease in lifecycle carbon emissions compared with the same volume of conventional jet-A.

While this marks the first time SAF has been available in Geneva, this is the second time the company has offered it in Switzerland. Jet Aviation (Booth D35) debuted the renewable fuel at its Zurich FBO in 2020 for the World Economic Forum (WEF). Complementing its SAF uplifts for outbound Geneva flights this year, the aviation services provider will also offer book-and-claim service for inbound flights as well as for this year’s WEF activity.

“We are delighted to partner with TotalEnergies, whose commitment to renewable energy solutions supports our efforts to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint by promoting increased production of, and access to SAF,” said Joao Martins, Jet Aviation v-p of European FBO operations and general manager of its Zurich facility. “Only by working together with our partners have we been able to bring SAF to Geneva in time for EBACE and WEF, both of which are taking place in Switzerland this week.”

EBAA secretary-general Athar Husain Khan noted, “One of the key issues we are advocating for in Europe is the geographical spread of SAF. This is why it is so significant and crucial for us to have it available at our own show, in Geneva, so that we practice what we preach.”