San Bernardino FBO invests in sustainability


Luxivair SBD, the FBO at San Bernardino International Airport, has made several investments in environmentally-friendly ground support equipment to help reduce its carbon footprint.

Recent acquisitions of low and zero emission ground support equipment include electric-powered aircraft tugs, a new propane powered forklift, new 10,000 gallon fuel trucks and new aircraft ground power generators. All of this equipment is compliant with the latest South Coast Air Quality Management District and the state of California Tier 4 emission standards.

The tier 4 compliant equipment ensures that Luxivair SBD contributes fewer overall carbon emissions at San Bernardino International Airport (SBD).

The FBO is also partnering with StratoShare, a division of StratosFuel, to offer hydrogen powered, zero emission, Toyota Mirai sedans to its customers. These vehicles can be rented through a smartphone app can be paid for on a use by-the-hour or by-the-day rental options.

Luxivair SBD’s distinctive lobby was purposefully designed to take advantage of natural light with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows. Both SBD International Airport and Luxivair SBD have recently converted to energy efficient LED lighting to reduce energy usage and light pollution while improving visibly on aircraft movement areas.

Fuel truck compliant with California’s air quality standards

“Luxivair SBD’s core values include environmentally sustainable equipment and practices that our customers and community can rely on,” said Mark Gibbs, director of aviation for the San Bernardino International Airport. “The FBO continues its good stewardship of the environment while investing in responsible business practices and delivering the quality services its customers expect.”

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